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    My Ultralight BIAS wwm

    Well, I wanted to go as light as I could without giving up to much comfort. I think I have achieved that goal. I like cuben, but decided against it for a hammock. I almost got a Nano-7, but chose the WWM with double knotty mod b/c I felt it would give me a much better hang for just a couple ounces penalty.

    The WWM came in the mail today, and the first thing I did was remove the amsteel continuous loops and attached my dynaglide whoopie slings directly to the hammock. Those will connect directly to my carbon toggles (that I got from bias) and 5' tree straps. I also added a dynaglide adjustable ridgeline. The only hardware in the entire set up is the carbon fiber toggles. This is the lightest suspension I could come up with. I of course didnt think it up, but got it from many of you here, at hammock forums. Thank you.

    BIAS 52"x11' WWM with double knotty mod
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    stuff sack it came with
    7.7 ounces
    I plan on replacing the paracord and linelock on the stuff sack with a much smaller one for a small additional weight savings.

    I would say this is very competitive with ultralight ground dwellers, considering that my tarp is my Golite Poncho and also acts as my rain gear and pack cover, I dont count it in my shelter weight. Next up......Underquilts lol

    btw, Brian and Shane were great to deal with @ BIAS

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    Senior Member engine386's Avatar
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    Sorry, forgot to add

    the weight of my tree straps w/ toggles 2.65 ounces

    Thats a grand total of 10.35 for hammock and suspension.

    btw, I'm new here and this is my fist hammock. I welcome any, and all suggestions and hints -Eric

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    That's a great setup! Only thing is that to kill an ounce or two you might go with a non-adjustable ridgeline and/or work in that ridgeline to be your tarp ridgeline as well.
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    Congratulations. I have a similar rig. You now have one of the lightest setups around. I put my in a Cuben Mini stuff sack from Zpacks. Fit wells. I ordered the Knotty mod on one side only. For me only needed it on one side of the hammock (foot-end). I also replaced the shock cord with lighter weight cord and used smaller cordlocks. My ridgeline is made of lash-it. Now all you need is a light weight bug net.

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    Seek- that is a good thought. After I find the distance i like on the ridge line, I'll swap it for a non adjustable one.

    Sidewinder- I like your idea of switching out the cord and cord locks on the knotty mod for lighter ones. I'm looking at bugnets now. I want a full one, just don't know if I want tulle or nano-see-umm.
    I assume there is no see umms in Florida and north Carolina... So I guess tulle wouldn't do me much good

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    Quote Originally Posted by engine386 View Post
    Seek- that is a good thought. After I find the distance i like on the ridge line, I'll swap it for a non adjustable one.

    Sidewinder- I like your idea of switching out the cord and cord locks on the knotty mod for lighter ones. I'm looking at bugnets now. I want a full one, just don't know if I want tulle or nano-see-umm.
    I assume there is no see umms in Florida and north Carolina... So I guess tulle wouldn't do me much good
    I would get the noseeum net. It's going to be a little heavier but the tulle is not that durable, IMO. I have a tulle bug sock and it is light for sure, but I've gotten some tears in it without trying too hard.

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    I have a WWM...bout to pin a bugnet to it too Ive ordered nano see um and zippers. Hope to get sewing on it soon.
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    2tall- that's something you've got to post pictures of!

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    Good job!

    This is a great post. I learned so much. Keep it up the good work!

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    Yes, I agree, thanks everyone for all the great ideas!

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