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    Senior Member dammfast's Avatar
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    I maybe should have stated that I am not an ultra light guy. In fact last year was a wake up call for me when my brother and I both with 90L packs were discussing how to haul more gear. I for the first time ever thought maybe we have too much. At any rate I really do appreciate all the help.

    I guess while looking at the all the UQ/TQ, Tarps lines, etc, it dawned on me that even though the hammock its self packs smaller than most tents it might not be a smaller option. A thought that seems to be the truth.

    As for comfort there is no comparison in my mind.

    Thanks

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    Tent=crawling on the ground in the mud lying on roots and rocks your forgot to move.
    Hammocking=always having a wonderful chair with you to take your boots off like a human being, cooking from one is a great pleasure.
    Heavy/light=depends on you and your wallet and how strong your back is. You can go super lightweight with tent or hammock or you can carry many creature comforts.
    This past weekend I carried a very heavy retro pack but an advanced 22cd century cuben tarp=mix and max to suit the mood.
    Most of all have fun and 99% of members here will tell you just that, it is fun! Skinning the cat of being in the woods a different way.
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    well put MedicineMan! Well Put!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dammfast View Post
    I maybe should have stated that I am not an ultra light guy.<snip>
    If you are not, then I expect you do not spend much time weighing your gear and analyzing everything to death. So, I'm guessing you probably have a tent which weighs 6 pounds and has a large bundle of poles. It takes decent money and some attention to weight to get a tent with bug net and tarp which weighs less than 4 pounds. If that's true, you will probably end up with a smaller, lighter pack going with any hammock set-up from one of the vendors who are present here.

    I bought my first Hennessy after realizing that it weighed 2.5 pounds, and I would not have to spend all night trying to keep from rolling downhill, or sliding downhill, or avoiding those rocks poking through my sleeping pad. Oh and also the only flat places I find in wilderness areas are places which flood with just 15 minutes of rain.
    I love the unimproved works of God. - Horace Kephart

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    Ive updated the blog with the size comparison of my tent and hammock setups.

    Packeagle Squawks


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    IMO there is no such thing as a "typical" ground or hammock set up. One must compare specific set ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packeagle View Post
    Ive updated the blog with the size comparison of my tent and hammock setups.

    Packeagle Squawks

    I think the only thing thats missed in this pic is the fact that the hammock set up can be compressed more.

    Correct me if I'm wrong.
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    I would say everything is packed in there really good. The Top Quilt that is in both pictures can't really compress down more IMHO. The tarp is in the Blackbird stuff sack to fill in some of the extra space. (You can see the tan snakeskins through the bag.) Its a massive tarp 12x11', but there is a little more room in there too. The under quilt top left can be compressed some more though.

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    Tent Vs. Hammock
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    the difference is in the under quilt vs pad. almost everything else can be equated the same. bivy/tarp vs hammock and tarp. top quilt=sleeping bag.
    hammock suspension might add a bit of weight but essentially you can go just as light hanging above the ground.
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