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    Senior Member tiger1dd's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Different people have different tolerances...if you're comfortable sleeping outside w/o a bug net, you're a bigger man than I!

    I don't use bug nets in the winter, and I very rarely used one in the Monterey/Big Sur area year-round...but I don't think I'd camp in SC without a bug net except when it's cold.

    True that! SC is home to almost any type of "creepy-crawly" and "flying varmit" that you can think of. North Carolina (At least the southern part) isn't much better, either.
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    Member Flatland's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    Rock is a hero. He not only shows how lightyou can go but exactly how to do it and alternatives based on economics. In his way he constantly gives to the hammocking and hiking community, and if you time it right he'll feed you the trail too.
    Thanks to him and his boss my bugnet is now less than 2 ounces.
    I haven't used the nano-7 on the trail yet--still getting up the nerve. It would help to hear another 200 pounder say yes the little nano works at that weight range.
    Absolutely! Thanks for the info, Sgt. Rock and others. I was really stoked to find this thread and see how light a hammock set-up could be as well as being affordable (all in all I spent about $140 on the whole set-up). Some UL and SUL gear is insanely expensive, though it seems there are always economic corners to cut. I actually found the GT UL hammock while looking at Nano7s on Amazon after perusing this thread. At $25 cheaper and only ~7 oz weight penalty, I figured why not? Although I'm way more weight obsessed than your typical "traditional" backpacker, I'm not as concerned with it as some of the BPL crowd. I am, on the other hand, highly impressed by folks like Francis Tarpon who can do a ridiculous thru-hike with ~8 pound loads. Amazing...

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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    Rock just a thought, maybe you could use it somewhere. Its the lightest biner that will support us guys less than probably 250lbs. Its the micro 3, it weight 8g has a 400kg breaking strength. I look to replace my dutch clips with them. Im too lazy to do a toggle, prefer just to clip it. Thought you might be able to find some use for it somewhere.

    nice setup.
    Do you have a link for a US source for this? I did a Google search for Micro 3 Carabiner and only got European hits.
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    does any one know how much a maccat micro would way in cuban.

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    I am hoping I missed it somewhere, but is there a chart somewhere to compare hammocks, including size, weight, weight limit and the other pertinent data? I have been trying to put this together for myself, but some models (often the ones I think I might like to consider) are missing some of this information on the manufacturer's sites.
    Last edited by Buffalo Skipper; 09-15-2010 at 10:28.
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    Appologies if this link has already been posted (I scanned through the thread and didn't see it...), but the GT UL is >$17 at amazon.com

    http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Trunk-Ul...6058485&sr=8-3
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    Sgt Rock

    How does Tyvek compare to Cuban for weight per sq ft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Burd View Post
    Sgt Rock

    How does Tyvek compare to Cuban for weight per sq ft.
    Tyvek 1.8 oz per square yard. Tyvek is not ultralight but it is cheap and it's tough.

    Cuben comes in several different weights, .74 oz per square yard is a popular one for weight and durability.

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    Check cuben supplies at quest outfitters. Look under products and click on coated fabrics. Weights are .74, .48.and.33. I like the lightness and especially the part about not sewing by using tape instead that they sell. No need to seam seal. I have not used these products yet but there are lots of possibilities. Want to hear about any experience anyone may have on this.

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    OK, we're at 13 oz. What about fitting it out for Fall hanging with quilts? Any magic of the light weight/low cost variety?
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