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    "I also have to thank hammock forums at large for all the ideas, help, and inspiration that it took to get to this point. You may not be an ultralighter yourself, or even think about ultralight - but there is a good chance that I got some idea that led me somewhere that either dead ended or turned into something I used from what I read here. I'm sure I missed thanking some one out there specifically for help, but it was not intentional."

    That door swings both ways. Those of us for whom weight is no big concern still reap considerable benefits from the efforts of you guys that are pushing the envelope. A big "Thank you!" from this corner of HF.
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    Holy smokes that is amazing! The whole kit and caboodle weighs less than a pound. Whats next?
    Terry

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    Most impressive! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us to go even lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    "I also have to thank hammock forums at large for all the ideas, help, and inspiration that it took to get to this point. You may not be an ultralighter yourself, or even think about ultralight - but there is a good chance that I got some idea that led me somewhere that either dead ended or turned into something I used from what I read here. I'm sure I missed thanking some one out there specifically for help, but it was not intentional."

    That door swings both ways. Those of us for whom weight is no big concern still reap considerable benefits from the efforts of you guys that are pushing the envelope. A big "Thank you!" from this corner of HF.
    You know, as I was outside earlier today I was thinking about that. I remember a time when sil-nylon was considered an exotic fabric in the hiking community. Only cottage industries were working with it. Now it seems many big manufacturers are using it. All packs were in the 5 pound range back then, tents were the acceptable shelters - guys in hammocks were the weirdos. There was only one real company making alcohol stoves and they were from Europe. Now days many of these ideas are the mainstream. While some poh-hoo the ultralighters, some of their "normal" gear only exists because ultralight gram weenies were out there pushing the envelope.

    Now things like cuben and Spinn are the fringe exotics - imagine what the future holds. Think of it, someday an 8 pound three season base might seem VERY normal. Of course, as things are cyclical, there is also the chance that everyone will rediscover the joy of carrying 80 pound packs again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Poppabear View Post
    Holy smokes that is amazing! The whole kit and caboodle weighs less than a pound. Whats next?
    I'm working on getting my winter base below 10 pounds and good down to 0F.
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    Wow, very nice!

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    That's awesome Sarge, very impressive to get the whole thing under a pound, very impressive indeed!

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    I've laid eyes on this system in the Citico, besides breaking the sound, err weight barrier it's a sharp looking system. Awesome job Rock!

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    I'm planning to hike it up to Spence Field tomorrow and then down Eagle Creek Trail Wed. Unfortunately I gotta go to work Thursday.

    Medicine Man, we had to get some more outdoor thread to complete your stuff. But I have you other stuff ready to go with it.

    Looks like my pack will be below 12 pounds starting. Ouch!
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    Two thumbs up. Sweet rig.
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    please tell the DixieCritter I'm heavily in her debt
    wish I was going out this weekend but I've got a date with a 80yo, getting her up to see her brother in Norfolk while they can recognize each other...ear plugs packed.

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