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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    Full hammock Setup for ~13 oz and $360

    I got to thinking about this on another thread: what someone could do to make a one pound kit.

    So here are some pieces one could buy and only have to know how to tie a couple of knots to make a SUL hammock.

    - Hammock: Grand Trunk Nano7 - without the biners. 4.91 ounces ~$70

    - Suspension: 6' Dynaglide Whoopie Slings from www.whoopieslings.com. 0.64 ounces $18.55. Arrowhead Equipment also sells them but I don't know the weight.

    - Toggles: Arrow toggles from www.whoopieslings.com 0.18 ounces $4

    - Tree Straps: Variety of sources. Your pick... ~2.00 ounces. ~$15

    - Hammock Ridge-line: 1.75mm utility line from Arrowhead Equipment. Length will vary based on your comfort and how you tie knots, but 9' of line would probably be a good start. ~0.21 ounces $2.25

    - Stuff Sack: Medium cuben stuff sack from www.Zpacks.com. 0.25 ounces $12.95

    - Tarp Ridge-Line and Strings: 50' of yellow and 50' of black 1.25mm spectra cord from Zpacks. You won't need all this but they sell it in 50' lengths. you need about 26' of black and 40' of yellow. 0.32 ounces for the ridge-line and 0.35 ounces for the tarp strings. $25.90

    - Tarp: To exactly replicate my tarp you need a 7'x9' cuben tarp from Zpacks.com with 16 tie out points. That would be 4.45oz for $210. There are other tarp options out there if you don't want the rectangle.

    So far to get all that you only need to know a couple of knots and have some cash. It would get you at about 13.31 ounces for the hammock, suspension, weather protection, and storage - for about $360 not including shipping from these various places.

    The only hole in buying one at this point would be getting the net. I have been approached by one cottage gear maker that wants to try it. I wish him luck and won't out who it is until he decides he can do it. If someone makes a clone, I have no idea on price, maybe $40? And the weight should be about 2.54 ounces which is what mine weighed when I first made it before I started trimming it down.

    I hope that helps some of you out there.
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    Rock - I'm gonna move this post from your old thread and start a new one, and stick it. This is great info for folks concerned with weight.

    Or folks complaining that hammocking is so much heavier than tenting.
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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    LOL, I thought I lost my mind when I saw a thread I started with this title. Now I understand.
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    Update: the unnamed party has allowed me to name him. Papa Smurf will make a bugnet sock on limited basis. As ordered, no stock. No price set yet. The hole is disappearing.
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    FYI, Nano7 for $45.

    http://www.solunar.com/Nano-7-Hammoc...51.aspx?afid=4

    That'll save someone a few bucks for whoopie slings and such!
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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    Sweet deal. At that price one could buy a Nano7 just to play with it.
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    Save $25 by buying the Nano there and save $120 by going with the Spinn tarp from MLD and this ultralight package is supercheap at $215.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abeldanger View Post
    Save $25 by buying the Nano there and save $120 by going with the Spinn tarp from MLD and this ultralight package is supercheap at $215.
    Wow. At a savings of $145..

    That's a sweet setup for a very reasonable price. And I bet if we look hard enough we could save a few more bucks.

    If I had the cash I'd consider purchasing this setup no doubt. It would bring my weekend load from 17 to 20 lbs down to 15 to 18lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wirerat123 View Post
    FYI, Nano7 for $45.

    http://www.solunar.com/Nano-7-Hammoc...51.aspx?afid=4

    That'll save someone a few bucks for whoopie slings and such!
    Not to take this thread way off topic, but what weight fabric does the Nano-7 use to get to a "300 lb" rating and weigh so little?
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    I believe it's 1.1 ripstop.

    My nano 7 seems a lot thinner than my 1.1 blackbird though. It's pretty close to being see through...although that my just be an effect of the color.
    Last edited by ih8mice; 08-10-2010 at 07:45. Reason: grammar

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