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    Senior Member dammfast's Avatar
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    size and weight between gound setup and hangers setup?

    Does anyone have a side by side comparison of a typical hangers setup and a typical ground dwellers setup? Looking at pack space and overall weight. I have been trying to figure it all out but I am still new to this and not sure I am including everything that I would need for a complete hammock setup.

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    Bit of info here.....http://www.tothewoods.net/HammockGroundWeights.html
    And more.....http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ck+weight+tent
    Like all camping it is season dependent as well....is your current tent heavy, light, tarp etc. What pads? Is your bag down or synthetic.
    Don't forget to factor in comfort and versatility.
    Carry on.
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    i wish i still had a tent to show you .... but from what i remember it all depends on what tent and pad you have or are looking to compare it too
    my old tent (10x8 tarp) blue pad cut down blue tarp for a ground sheet
    and mummy bag my hammock setup takes up less space
    so a bigger tent with poles would take up even more room
    now if you are using a tarptent and your hiking poles the size difference might not be so great ... so you might save just a small amount of space
    but comfort is key too...
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    In my case, there isn't a significant difference. But it can be, in either direction, depending on your setup. My ground setup consisted of a Henry Shires tarp tent, Westernmountaineering down bag, and the thickest insulated inflatable pad I could find.

    Both weight & volume compare closely to my WBBB with down top quilt & partial underwear with a spinn tarp.
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    Here's Sgt. Rock's sub-1 pound set up:

    15.48 oz. Try THAT with a tent! Best of luck to you!
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    I had a blog post about this the other day. Its not about UL setups but it is about my setups. It compares my TarpTent and sleep system with my hammock and sleep system. I know I could go lighter in both setups.

    http://packeagle-thesquawk.blogspot.com/
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    For me and the wife,,our mountain, backpacking experiences included:
    Our 3 season setup with Tent.
    Nemo Nano Elite tent/footprint 3lbs 5 oz. = 53 oz.
    2 BA Insualted Aircore Pads 48 oz total
    2 BA Sleeping Bags 84 oz. ea.
    Small Tarp with stakes 20 oz.
    total 205 oz. or 12lbs 9 oz.

    2 hammocks w/bugnets 56 oz.
    2 Tarps w/stakes/snake skins 64 oz.
    2 TQ for 3 season 45 oz.
    2 UQ for 3 season 46 oz.
    Total 211 oz. or 13lbs 3 oz.

    I find I spend a bit more money in covering all temperature ranges for the comfort I seek in different UQ's and TQ's but the down/weight will decrease with the warmer temps I backpack in and with the change up of equipment. But! Same goes for ground camping/hiking in the different elements. I try and go as light as possible, but still not compromise on comfort so not a gram weinie. Also, you have to take into compareson, the different hammocks available to you and their different weights. Same goes for Tarps. I could go much much lighter hammocking if I didn't take the wife into the equation for the comfort levels I seek to make her enjoyment moreso.

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    Thanks

    Thanks for all of the information. I think that overall my biggest concern is the bulk more than the weight at this point. Obviously I am new to all of this and I don't have an unlimited budget or the luxury of having collected gear from the last 10 years but as Shug stated about the comfort, that is why I am going through all of this. I was amazed how much better I slept that first night. Being able to use in the BWCA is always an option as there are more trees than you can shake a stick at. Also in the BWCA hanging seems to me to be an easier option as the ground is Very rough in many areas.

    I know this is difficult but again thanks and keep em coming. I love reading about all of this. Last week I was reading about whoopie slings and I think every spare piece of hollow braid poly that I own now has a locked brummel or a buried end.

    I like the pictures so anybody has a couple samples of what their entire setup looks like all packed up that would be great. I have all the ground dweller stuff of my own for comparison and know how small of a package I can make with that, i need you hangers help for the other side of things.

    Thanks

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    As we don't camp in the winter do to my work schedule, last few days been going thru our gear, and working gear lists over, and have the wife down to 15lbs Base Weight, and myself 22lbs base weight, and can shift some of that over to her causing me to lighten up a couple more pounds, with 3 season 30 degree setup for hammocking. Can go way much lighter in warmer temps and will be able to by a couple of pounds at least each. Now depending on where we hike/backpack,,throw a bear can in each pack,,and you will end up with a 2 pound plus base weight addition, so you have to take in alot of considerations as to what equipment your going to carry and the comfort level. IF we leave the Crazy Creek folding chairs at home for example which are in our base weight figures now, we can cut an additional 28 oz.s off the base weight. Its a matter of what you want to pack in and out, and how comfy you want to be. Sometimes, you might just find me packing in the equivalancy of a couple of bottles of wine in platties,,lol,,,so like I said, its all in what strikes your fancy to carry/pack.

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