Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Wallingford, Connecticut
    Hammock
    nano hammock w/ridge
    Tarp
    wb spinn edge
    Insulation
    yeti & jrb torso
    Suspension
    whoopie
    Posts
    110

    5 pound base weight hammock trip?

    well, I tried really hard to get below five pounds for my latest section hike on the AT, inspired by buying a GG Murmur pack and an Edge tarp... and came really really close. I hiked from Sam's Gap south to Max Patch in three days, averaging over 20 miles a day, in what was memorably hot weather for me. I was remarkably comfortable with the following:

    Pack:
    Gossamer Gear Murmur with 1 section sit pad,
    GG plastic liner and mini-biner 10oz

    Sleep/shelter system:
    Western Mountaineering High Lite mummy 5’-6” 15 oz.
    JRB custom torso length underquilt 12 oz.
    Travel hammock Ultralight with ridge line, misc. suspension shock chord
    and mini-biners with HH tree huggers 14 oz.
    Warbonnet “The Edge” with 4 titanium stakes and
    Whoopie Sling 2-line ridgeline and guys 10 oz.
    JRB modified DriDucks poncho undercover 9 oz.
    100% deet, head net in zip lock bag 1 oz.
    Sit pad for under feet counted above

    Toiletries:
    Toilet paper, wet wipes, purell in zip lock bag 1 oz.

    Clothes:
    The Underwear Guys neoprene socks 3 oz.
    Extra pair of socks 1 oz.
    JRB modified DriDucks poncho counted above
    JRB torso UQ as jacket counted above
    Patagonia wind shirt 4 oz.

    Misc:
    Zip lock bag containing –
    30’ 100 pound test kite string on winder
    Mini bottle lens cleaner
    Duct tape
    Pencil
    Aqua Mira with extra cap and bag
    10 tablets ibuprofen
    Toothbrush, floss, toothpaste
    Princeton Tec headlamp
    Hydropel
    Trail guide sheet in ziplock
    Ear plugs in ziplock
    Vitamins
    Single edged razor in cardboard sheath
    Bacitracin 12 oz.

    Water Bottles:
    2 gatorade ¾ liter bottles 1 oz.
    Total 93 oz. or 5 lbs. 13 oz.


    not quite sure I want to lose any more weight... and starting to think about a fall and a winter packing list. I know I could do summer under hammock insulation for a few onces less, but I like the comfort, and any other change will get me just a few grams, I think. I am particularly happy with GG Murmur, the Whoopie Sling tarp suspension and The Edge tarp. Oh, and yes, I don't bring a stove in the summer...

  2. #2
    HappyCamper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    WV
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB, 1.1 single
    Tarp
    JRB11x10 Z-P cuben
    Insulation
    Yeti JRB WestMtg
    Suspension
    webbing, Dutchclip
    Posts
    3,523
    Images
    47
    Impressive list. Thanks so much for posting. How'd you do against bugs with just the headnet and Deet? Did you miss something by going so light?
    Last edited by HappyCamper; 07-13-2010 at 19:19.
    I intend to live forever, or die trying. -- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

  3. #3
    Senior Member Raul Perez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Hammock
    1.1 Blackbird or Traveler SL
    Tarp
    OES Deluxe Cuben
    Insulation
    Yeti - all seasons
    Suspension
    Dynaglide Whoopies
    Posts
    2,363
    Images
    49
    That's sick. I'm always respectful to you guys who get so low with the base weight. I just shaved down from 16.5lbs to 14.8lbs doing some recent gear changes for my summer gear based on my past week long outing. But I dont think I could go below 10lbs for a week long adventure.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Bradley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    West Kootenay, BC
    Hammock
    NX-150 TX-150
    Tarp
    Vertex-Camo
    Insulation
    Z-Liner & DIY Pads
    Suspension
    Clark
    Posts
    1,672
    What - No fishing pole ???

    That is incredible - my pack likely weighs that much.

    I am going to copy your list and think further on this.
    You UL guys are cool.

    But I will always take my Fishing Pole.
    Bradley SaintJohn
    Flat Bottom Canoe
    Start A Biz

    The Transition from Ground Sleeping to Hammocks
    is the Conversion from Agony To Ecstasy,
    and Curing Ground-In-somnia.

    "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show you great and mighty things . . ." Jeremiah 33:3
    ΙΧΘΥΣ

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Wallingford, Connecticut
    Hammock
    nano hammock w/ridge
    Tarp
    wb spinn edge
    Insulation
    yeti & jrb torso
    Suspension
    whoopie
    Posts
    110
    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    Impressive list. Thanks so much for posting. How'd you do against bug with just the headnet and Deet? Did you miss something by going so light?

    I've just depended on deet and a head net for quite a while now... and have found that most nights i start out nervous and put on the head net, but after an hour or so i just end up hanging it over my ridge line... and i've never used the deet. i have sprayed my hammock with permethrin... i was more nervous about bugs on this trip because it was so hot i couldn't stay under my sleeping bag -- i've always thought of the bag on top of me as my bug security blanket, so to speak... but i still didn't have a problem. i do try really hard to hang in an area where bugs aren't a nuisance when i arrive, and have walked on past some buggy campsites looking for friendlier places.

    I didn't miss a thing. Not one thing. Well, maybe my ukulele.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Savage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Red Wing, Minnesota
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7
    Tarp
    OES Spn Dlx w/drs
    Insulation
    Crowsnest 3 Ssn
    Suspension
    WB Straps
    Posts
    154
    Images
    5
    I hope to someday get my base weight down to 10lbs. I don't think that UL is quite for me yet. I will never say never though.

    John

  7. #7
    Senior Member Just Jeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Charlottesville, VA
    Hammock
    Blackbird
    Tarp
    MacCat Standard
    Insulation
    Winter Yeti, MWUQ4
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    8,012
    Images
    32
    Once you get your pack weight down that low, it's amazing how easy it was to do. While you're figuring it out, though, it seems nearly impossible.

    I got my base weight under 10 lbs before I decided not to go any further. One of the gear lists is on my site. I've been getting pretty comfortable with my current setup so maybe it's time to mix things up a bit and see if I can do a 5 lbs trip. I'd have to stay at lower elevation since there's still snow in the mountains here.

    Thanks for posting!
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

    - My site: http://www.tothewoods.net/
    - Designer, Jeff's Gear Hammock / Pack Cover by JRB

    IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES LONGER

  8. #8
    Senior Member te-wa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    arizona
    Hammock
    BB
    Tarp
    zpacks cuben
    Insulation
    te-wa Freeze
    Suspension
    whoOpie slings
    Posts
    1,394
    Images
    129
    good for you!
    i wonder, if you got a tq, to replace the WM highlite, how much would you save?
    i think a comparable tq from some of the guys might come in at 12oz or less.

  9. #9
    Senior Member G.L.P.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Schuylkill Co. PA
    Hammock
    DIY,WBBB,DutchBridge
    Tarp
    Cuben,Superfly
    Insulation
    Quilts :P
    Suspension
    Dutchware
    Posts
    5,107
    i'm at 7-8lbs for summer and 11lbs for winter...
    i'm working on a SUL setup for sub 5lbs...
    but for now i'm very happy at the weight i'm at...gives me the flexibility to add
    extra gear and still be under 10lbs....or change my setup to fit my needs
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

  10. #10
    MedicineMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Roan Mountain,TN
    Hammock
    Traveler with HNO AirShip
    Tarp
    HNO AirShip
    Insulation
    Leiglo 5/50
    Suspension
    Everything Dutch
    Posts
    5,596
    Images
    76
    i'll be using a Nunatak Ghost this coming weekend as TQ and it weighs right at 12 ounces so they are out there.
    Kudos for the base weight-very impressive. I'm hovering 12-14 base and am shooting for 10.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •