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    Senior Member jnelson871's Avatar
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    Greetings form an SUL Convert!

    Whats up everyone? Names Justin and I am from the SF Bay Area. I've spent the last several years working down to being a SUL backpacker but have found I really hate sleeping on the ground so after many months of deliberation I am joining you in the trees.

    Currently I am using a HH hyperlite with a whoopie sling conversion until I find the time to build myself a version of Sgt. Rocks Ghost hammock, make a HUG half bug net, and make some dynaglide UCRs. MY insluation is a JRB nest UQ and a 20 degree Golite TQ. With the rest of my backpacking kit I am down to something like 7.6 lbs. base weight.

    My goal is to get it back down as much as possible but maybe not all the way to SUL My thoughts are leaning to adding a HG 4 season cuben tarp, a warbonnet yeti 3 season under quilt and using my GG nightlite that is currently my pack frame for my legs.

    So far this is the most interesting and helpful forum I have ever visited. I've been working through some technical issues with the forum that attoll is being great about so have been reading and browsing for a few weeks now.

    I have to give a shout out to Shug, Srg. Rock, and JustJeff for all their great posts and videos. While I have not gotten to interact with any of you yet, your information has been amazing and I am really looking forward to picking your brains. By the way Shugs videos are the best and I have not laughed so hard in a long time while learning so much. Thanks for all your input everyone! I really look forward to being a part of this community.

    Justin Nelson

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    Welcome from San Rafael. I usually pack UL for 3 seasons. Good luck in your quest.

    S

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    Welcome from TN

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    Senior Member G.L.P.'s Avatar
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    Welcome from a UL backpacker in PA
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Senior Member jnelson871's Avatar
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    Thanks for the warm welcome. Any great places to hang in the area? Currently spending most my time at Henry Coe State Park.
    Ground=Cold+Hard+Wet

    Solution!!!! Sleep in a TREE

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    Senior Member catalyst's Avatar
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    Welcome! I enjoy the lighter side of things and as you've found you can backpack light with a hammock setup. I recommend th HG tarp. Consider getting it w/o cat cuts. That's what I did with mine and it provides a little more coverage. good luck figuring out your setup..
    The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

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    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
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    Whooooo Buddy........see your going for light and tight. doable for sure.
    Glad your giving the hammy a shot....it has made my woods time so much more fun.
    Shug
    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



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    Welcome Nels! I also came to hammocks from the mindset that lighter is better but the ground proved to be too hard! You may want to check out the quilts made by Tim Marshall at Enlightened Equipment - they are made of cuben!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    Hello and Welcome to the HF from Canada!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    Welcome to the trees from SC.
    Happy Hangin!!!


    AKA BajaHanger

    You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it. -Albert Einstein

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