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    Member grimtongue's Avatar
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    Hi from central MI.

    Hey Y'all! My name is Erik and I'm a long time ground dweller looking to get into this hanging thing. Many, many things intrigue and attract me to the concept, like being able to set up and tear down under a tarp and the whole comfort thing. But I have to admit that I am a little concerned and confused about a few things. For instance, I have spent a great deal of time and money trying to go ultra light, or at least close to it. My current shelter offers bug protection for less than two pounds. From what I have heard over on some other forums is that I just can't get that light with a hammock set up. I don't want to believe that. I also don't want to spend a bunch of money trying out different systems and rejecting them like I did with tents, pads, bags and the like. I am willing to put up a fair chunk of change to get it right the first time. Right now I'm really eyeballing a WBBB, seems like alot of people here enjoy theirs. I'm 6'0" and about 215lbs. if anybody wants to make other lightweight, full bug suggestions.

    Looking to learn a lot here,
    ~Grim

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    Still a Hooligan Stone's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum from another Michigander! There is a ton of info here. Come to a group hang and check out other peoples gear.
    Its a proven fact that 78.4% of all statstics are made up on the spot.

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    Welcome! With some research a two lb. hammock/tarp/bugnet is possible.

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    Welcome to the Forum, hope you enjoy your stay with us

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    welcome,....there are a few of us going to pinckney rec this friday for an overnight if you can make it. i think SGT Rock has a thread with the latest set up at a pound and a half for everything.
    http://smartoutdoors.webs.com/ elephant trunks, tarp keys and crosses

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Sgt. Rock has a lot of DIY in his setup if I recall. Watermonkey's blog has a good light setup at just over 3lbs with insulation (both under and over).

    http://watermonkey.net/2011/09/08/th...ammock-set-up/

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    Member grimtongue's Avatar
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    @bloomgorge, I'm actually going car camping this weekend at green lake with my GF and dog. Thats not too far, hmmmm. Would be cool to see some setups in person. The GF is not much of a hiker but I usually put in 250 mi or so a season.
    @ Packeagle, Yea Ive seen watermonkeys blog, I'm actually subscribed to his youtube channel. good stuff. He is the one who swayed me to the WBBB.

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    Welcome from Florida!
    I used to be an UL ground dweller. But today, I would rather hike out than go to ground.
    My hammock with bugnet, fairly large tarp and down underquilt and down top quilt comes in at 3-1/4 pounds. That rig will take me down to freezing and another 3/4 pound would take me to near single digits. My summer setup is under 3 pounds.

    So, if you consider that these weights represent two of the "big 3" (shelter, sleeping, backpack) that's not bad and could only be beat significantly by sleeping on a ccf pad on the ground with just a tarp.
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Hello and Welcome to the Forums from Canada!
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