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  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    San diego
    Hammock
    Papa Smurf Dream Hammock
    Tarp
    WL Big Daddy
    Insulation
    Custom TQ and UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie!
    Posts
    49

    Once you go cottage, you never go corporate again

    Last year's Noob kit-
    Hammock- ENO Doublenest
    Suspension- ENO Slap Straps/Shug's Amsteel Whoopies
    Bottom Insulation- Thermarest Neo Air
    Top Insulation- Thermarest Ventra
    Tarps- DIY Tyvek

    Total Weight- 7.31 lbs
    2.3% of body weight

    Now
    Hammock- Custom sized Papa Smurf Dream
    Suspension- Papa Smurf Tree straps/Shug's Amsteel whoopies
    Bottom Insulation- My custom down design from Turtle UQs
    Top Insulation- My custom down design from Underground UQs
    Tarp- Wilderness Logic Big Daddy

    Total Weight 4.15 lbs
    1.4 % of body weight

    Weight reduction 3.16 lbs

    I'm lighter, warmer and poorer.

    All of the vendors have been easy to work with and priced fairly.

    I'm a Noob no more!

    Shaka Zulu II

  2. #2
    Cali's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Modoc, SC
    Hammock
    HHDJ/Speer/T-Bird/WBBB/Lite Owl
    Tarp
    SF/CF/Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Incub/Buro/Snugfit
    Suspension
    Cinch Straps
    Posts
    3,306
    Good job, and looks like you are much more comfortable, and that is what is important. Having a lighter pack helps you to enjoy your hike so much more.
    Happy Hangin!!!


    AKA BajaHanger

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

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    Senior Member robv60's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Athens , GA
    Hammock
    Hammock Bliss Double
    Tarp
    Chinook 12x9
    Insulation
    Beer and PLUQ
    Suspension
    Cinch Buckle/strap
    Posts
    190
    "....and poorer". Ha ha, amen. ...or are you actually richer? Hmmmmmm.......

  4. #4
    New Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    San diego
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    Papa Smurf Dream Hammock
    Tarp
    WL Big Daddy
    Insulation
    Custom TQ and UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie!
    Posts
    49
    I suppose both richer and poorer

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    Senior Member rip waverly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    corvallis, oregon
    Hammock
    kbwaddy
    Tarp
    valesko
    Insulation
    ahurst
    Suspension
    dutch
    Posts
    1,571
    nice! "what is an REI?!"
    "Jeff-Becking"

    DOWNTOWN BROWN!!!!

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    Womble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Hammock
    Dreamhammock Tbird DL camo
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    EE RevX / HG Inc.
    Suspension
    Exped
    Posts
    232
    Images
    7
    The lighter the gear, the lighter the purse

  7. #7
    UrsaMajor1887's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    SE USA
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 SL
    Tarp
    HG CF 4S
    Insulation
    HG TQ & UQ
    Suspension
    WS and Dutch Hooks
    Posts
    268
    I hope to no longer be a noob soon too.

    Currently WBBB 1.7 single, whoopie sling and Dutch hook suspension, thermarest prolite, mountain hardwear sleeping bag, no tarp. In the process of completing my rig with tarp UQ and OQ. Cant wait!
    "When you see something wobble, push it."
    - Unknown

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    dejoha's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    Location
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Hammock
    Most
    Tarp
    GoLite Poncho Tarp
    Insulation
    Phoenix, Burrow
    Suspension
    Whoopie Hook
    Posts
    2,226
    Images
    207
    Nicely done! Actually, it's interesting I saw this because I just wrote an post on whether hammock kits are lighter than tent kits. One of my solutions is similar to yours: piece together your own kit.

    It does save weight!

  9. #9
    MAD777's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    South Florida
    Hammock
    DIY, WBBB & Switchback
    Tarp
    HG cuben,OES Spinn
    Insulation
    DIY down 3/4 UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    Dynaglide & Dutch
    Posts
    8,542
    Images
    39
    Excellent post! The evolution of hammocking!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

  10. #10
    mugs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Spokane & Hobart, Wa
    Hammock
    DHDB 1.9 SL/WBRR DL
    Tarp
    Varies with season
    Insulation
    UGQ Everything
    Suspension
    Webbing Suspension
    Posts
    741
    Quote Originally Posted by rip waverly View Post
    nice! "what is an REI?!"
    Return
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    I miss my 4.8Lb base weight as a ground dweller...But I sure DON'T MISS the ground.

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