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    Cool UL thru hike Set-Up

    As I'm preparing for my 2013 At Thru hike my shelter is the next on the chopping block.
    As of now through many hours of searching, reading, watching information on here/youTube I think I have my setup.
    But before I make the final checkout i thought id get some insite.

    BIAS WWM + SuSpension - 10 oz
    Zpack Cuben hex Tarp - 6.5 oz
    Papasmurf bugsock - 2 oz

    Im going to get a DL with adjustable and knotty mods so I know weight will vary a little (Still waiting for a reply on the total weight of that setup!)

    I considered the WBBB but the extra weight isn't worth the shelf to me.
    I'm 6' 145 lbs (Can I get a string bean?!?)

    Ill be buying a Walmart ccf and doing a hot glue mod to it.
    No plans for a uq right now, but 3/4 underground Is probably my choice if I go that route.

    I have a REI igneo bag for my hike

    Opinions? Something Im mIssing?

    Coming frOm a Onelink, this is Exciting!

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    The tulle bugsock is delicate.

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    What Rooster said.

    Also make sure the tarp ridgeline is long enough to cover your Bias hammock Depending on the expected weather, you'll want 8" inches or more over each end.

    Not sure what this hot glue mod is with your pad but doesn't sound like something I would do.

    Good luck with your setup.

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    what time of year are you going?
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    I would also add one more recommendation on rethinking the tulle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewinder View Post
    Not sure what this hot glue mod is with your pad but doesn't sound like something I would do.
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    I think he's talking about putting hot glue on the bottom of the pad to give it rubbery spots which keep it from sliding around in the hammock. As far as that goes I would just try it without first to see if you need it.

    And if you haven't already considered it maybe think about cutting the pad to 3/4ths length unless you need the whole thing.

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    Hug!

    SUL? Go with one of DeJohna's HUG's for your bug net. Don't have to go with tulle to save the grams.
    This place you say your lookin' for
    It might have washed out with the rain
    Might not be there anymore
    Might not be the same

    Top that rise and face the pain

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    I hope I don't miss anyone's:
    I'm goinge in March (right after my bonus check!)

    I know tulle is delicate, so I will look into some alternatives.

    ZThe glue mod is to prevent slip;, only doing that if nessecary

    3/4 pad is defiantly an option. I plan on staying in shelters sometimes too so I'm not 100% decided.

    Sorry for spelling and grammar mistakes my iPhone is NOT cooperating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subsammich View Post

    3/4 pad is defiantly an option. I plan on staying in shelters sometimes too so I'm not 100% decided.
    You can put your pack under your feet if you go with 3/4.

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    I am also doing a thru hike in 2013,but I am taking a different approach I went with durability and comfort Because I believe or should I say what i think will work for me .I would rather carry a little more weight in the beginning to be comfortable and get a good nights rest, If it gets very cold " I plan on being as warm and rested as possiable for a new day ,then when it warms I can just mail the heavier gear home and switch out for my lighter gear. Im carrying

    WBBB 1.7 SL /whoopies 19oz
    Superfly tarp 22oz
    yeti U/Q 18.50z & Topquilt 26oz

    Total 5.3 lbs..... yep kinda heavy but very comfortable ....

    Then I will switch out for top/under quilts(Diy 20oz for both) and tarp(DIY cuben) 8oz but will keep the WBBB for a total shelter weight of 2.9lbs not to bad IMO

    Sorry for rambling ...lol

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    No I love the input!

    I get Like 4-6 hours of sleep ten work outside for 16 hours a day now, so sleep is a thing of the past. If it bothers me terribly I have money set aside for gear while I'm on the trail.

    WBBB is so tempting, but bias Wmm seems like the most fitting to me.

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