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  1. #81
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    Hey guys, im relatively new here (and LOVING it!) so go easy =)
    I was just about to pull the trigger on a purchase id being waiting a while for, a WBBB 1.1 DBL, dutch buckles, webbing and whoopies and a MacCat Standard or deluxe tarp (not sure of size yet ) which would come to around 1Kg or a little over 2 lbs.... Then i saw this thread, and i wasn't so keen all of a sudden to rush into the WBBB, im sure it would be great hammock but this setup looks to be shaping up.
    As for the hammock's bug protection I would 100% need to be protected from bugs not so much because the bugs are on hormones but more so because everywhere i hike usually has some bugs that would annoy the crap out of you and/or give you some nasty ross river/ dengue.
    My question is this, could the bug protection be provided by a sewn in bug mesh that one of the cottage guys could do with a zipper or drawcord entrance?

    Or has anyone tried using no bug protection before rather wearing socks, pants shirt balaclava, soaking the hammock in permethrin and putting deet on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattmacman View Post
    My question is this, could the bug protection be provided by a sewn in bug mesh that one of the cottage guys could do with a zipper or drawcord entrance?
    i would get ahold of 2Q & ZQ and talk with them to see if they can do it or not, probably your best bet

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    Ive made a bug sock, but am considering the addition of a partial zipper for easier exit/entry as it can be a pain when Im out camping with the son. Shortish zipper would keep the weight to a minimum, while still giving the all round cover of the sock.
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    WOW!!Now this is cool!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    You could probably set up the Zpacks 5'x8' tarp as an asym for $140 and 2.9 ounces.
    Has anyone done this? And have pic's as well?

    I am looking at doing this but would like to see it first!
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    I've got a slightly larger (?) discontinued MLD spinn tarp at 4.8 oz. inc. lines. I can't get it rigged where I feel confident I'll have adequate coverage in blowing rain.

    I've tried attaching it to the hammock suspension (whoopies) via a prussik and it sits too high. I've tried using separate suspension system for the tarp, but when I get it nice and close to the hammock, moving it just that much off center leaves it vulnerable (I think).

    I'm guessing that this is a common problem with small asym tarps. How do you set one up to overcome this?
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    From some of the looking around that I have done It is actually cheaper to make your own cuben fiber tarps than to by them from someone else.

    The downside is that they are time consuming to make.

    If you go to the material section on Zpacks.com you can select the weight and length for your DIY tarp


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    Here is a really cool site I found that has some interesting info about going lightweight.

    Sadly he is a (cough--cough) tarp camper.

    The name says it all.

    http://lytw8.com/Home_Page.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Or folks complaining that hammocking is so much heavier than tenting.
    That comment alone made me laugh. I feel better now.
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    Thanks Sgt Rock for this thread. I ignored ultralight backpacking for a long time because it wasn't comfortable. I carried the largest Thermarest mattress and also used it on the lakes to paddle around in my swim trunks.

    Then I stumbled across a hammock site and bought the ultralight - didn't know there was a nano-7 at the time. I'll be ordering that next. With the cuben tarp I'm loving the idea of ultralight. I'm content with a head mosquito net.

    I'd like to see (as a previous poster mentioned) a continued discussion to include the lightest bag and bottom insulation arrangement that would keep you warm down to freezing temps.
    Last edited by drakemon; 07-07-2012 at 19:08.

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