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    Member Wolf's Avatar
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    Ultralight Hammock Style

    I'm relatively new to this forum, and enjoy reading the posts. I'm really interested in the gear everyone carries, when backpacking, to keep the pack weight really light.

    If you can, please put your gear lists here: pack, stove, hammock, tarp, top quilt, underquilt, clothing items, etc etc etc.

    Thanks so much!

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    well, I don't have an ultralight setup totally but here is a list of my UL components of my BP list:

    Stove- penny stove for boiling water for meals, works like a champ
    hammock- BIAS WWM
    med kit- old pill bottle with tylenol, neosporin, couple of bandaids, sleeping pills, ear plugs in case I can't sleep, water tablets
    fishing kit- also a pillbottle with assorted line (about 10y of 2 diff strengths), sinkers, and a lure

    That sums it up for the ultralight stuff. My tarp ain't cuben yet, but there are some good ones out there. I'm searching for an underquilt/ tq to get to lower temps, any down ones will be the lightest depending on the temps at night. Also, ULA brand packs are good and light for the ultra-light kind of person. Good luck on your ventures and keep us all updated.
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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    For 40* and above trips:
    Hammock & bugnet with suspension = 1 pound
    Tarp = 1pound
    Top & bottom quilts = 1-1/4 pounds
    Complete kitchen = 1/4 pound
    First aid + headlamp, misc = 1 pound
    Total clothing incl. shoes = 3 pounds
    Pack = 1-1/4 pounds


    Add food, water & fuel depending on trip length.
    Last edited by MAD777; 11-16-2012 at 17:58.
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    Mine is evolving as we speak but as of right now...

    Hammock: BIAS WWM, DH Darien UL
    Tarp: Zpacks 4S Cuben
    Pack: Osprey Exos 46
    Stove: DIY Starlyte, Penny stove
    Cook pot: Heiny Pot w/ cozy
    TQ: Custom HG 10d 20*, STS Thermolite reactor converted to top sheet
    UQ Custom HG Phincubator M50/10d 20*, DIY 1.5 layer 7/8 IX UQ
    Clothing: Pat Cap 3 baselayers, Down jackets, O.R. windshirt
    Water Filter: Sawyer Squeeze

    I can give you specific weights if you want but I definitely qualify as UL in the summer and I think I am darn close for winter as well.
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    Senior Member mangus7175's Avatar
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    I'll play...it's not the lightest but it might give you an idea.

    Big 3 plus 1:

    • Golite Jam 50L - 30 oz.
    • Tarp w/ stakes - 25.6 oz.
    • DIY Hammock w/ Whoopies - 14 oz.
    • Thinlight Pad (CCF) - 8 oz.
    • DIY Quilt - 31 oz.
    • 2x Tree Straps - 14 oz.


    Total Weight: 94.6 oz.

    Cooking/Hygiene:

    • DIY Fosters Pot w/ DIY Elite Stove - 6 oz.
    • TP/Wipes, Dr. Bonners, Bandana - 5 oz.
    • Toothbrush/Toothpaste - 2 oz.


    Total Weight: 13 oz.

    First Aid/Water Treatment:

    • Assorted First Aid - 3 oz.
    • Aqua Mira Frontier Pro - 2 oz.


    Total Weight: 5 oz.

    Tools/Lighting:

    • $0.99 Flashlight - 3 oz.
    • Leatherman Squirt PS4 - 2 oz.


    Total Weight: 5 oz.

    Extra Clothing/Sleepwear:

    • Uniqlo Down Hoody - 10.12 oz.
    • Old Navy Longjohns - 6 oz.
    • Champion Capilene Longsleeve - 6 oz.
    • Fleece Gloves - 2 oz.
    • Old Navy Fleece Beanie - 2 oz.
    • New Balance running socks - 2 oz.
    • Rain Poncho - 3 oz.


    Total Weight: 31.12 oz.

    Ditty Items:

    • Lighter - 1 oz.
    • Mylar Blanket - 2 oz.
    • Sewing Kit - 1 oz.
    • Mirror - 1 oz.
    • Bug headnet - .5 oz.
    • Nylon Food bag/Rope - 5 oz
    .

    Total Weight: 10.5 oz.

    Grand Total/Base Pack Weight: 159.22 oz. or 9.95 lbs.

    NOTE: I just noticed I didn't include water bottles I typically use Smartwater bottles since I can use my Frontier Pro filter with it.

    I don't bring a whistle since my backpack has one on the sternum buckle. I don't use DEET and Sunscreen...I wear an ExOfficio Long Sleeve shirt when I hike in buggy/sunny weather. I don't like using headlamps, so I just bring a cheap-o LED 99 cent store flashlight. Sometimes I bring a folding small knife but I've learned to leave that extra 5 .oz of weight at home and settle for just my leatherman.

    I'm sure there are other items I'm missing but the weight is consistent. With food, water, and fuel, I've been regularly under 20 lbs. Also, the list above does not include the clothes I wear and the camera I bring.

    I hope this helps

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    Ultralite - Maybe, maybe not

    Wolf

    Check my gear list for my planned George AT Section Hike this spring. My base weight comes in at just under 13# without food and water and that's not even consider light over at the Whiteblaze Forum Some of the members here can get their gear even lighter than that. But considering what my base weight was for the NJ Section I did I'm pretty darn happy about where I'm at now.

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    Member Wolf's Avatar
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    Good stuff here gang. Keep 'em coming. I'll try to make time to put my list up sometime this weekend.
    The beauty of sunsets,
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    Peace of mind.

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    Hammocks (11'): DIY= 11oz, U.L. Darien 14.85oz
    Tarp: HG4S=9.4oz, (working on cuben asym)
    Quilts: 20Uq=16.50z, 40Uq=10oz, 40Tq=14oz
    Supplements: MontBell UlT=9.7oz, Rainkilt=2.8oz, Rain Jacket=4oz, Pack cover=.8oz
    Cook kit: 8oz. (pot,cozie,measure cup, fuel bottle, wind screen, alchy stove, stand/wood burner, esbit tray, towel, lighter, scrubby, wooden spoon)

    Clothes: vary
    Water Filter system: 8oz??
    Ditty/ Bearbag/etc:??


    No stakes or toggles,
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    Senior Member skyclad's Avatar
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    Mine's not strictly ultralight but I've got the whole pack down to less than 20 pounds.

    Osprey Exos 46 pack - 2 lbs 7 oz
    Black Diamond carbon fiber trekking poles 17.1 oz
    Warbonnet Traveller - 19.5 oz or 25.5 oz Blackbird for buggy months - both double layer
    sock for hammock 9.3 oz - haven't made up my mind about that yet
    HammockGear 20 degree Phoenix 3/4 under quilt 16.7 oz
    HammockGear 20 degree Burrow top quilt 21 oz
    ZPacks Diamond Asym Cuben tarp 4.3 oz or 13 oz MacCat Deluxe hex tarp if extra coverage needed

    Trangia alcohol stove 4 oz
    Clickstand Titanium stove stand and wind screen 2.7 oz
    GSI Pinnacle Soloist pot, insulated bowl and spork 10.9 oz
    GSI Hallulite Minimalist pot and cozy - fits inside Soloist 6.3 oz
    JetBoil coffee press 0.8 oz fits Minimalist

    plus food, water, fuel etc.
    Last edited by skyclad; 11-16-2012 at 23:39.
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    Here is my load....give or take. I consider it a light load not ultra-light.
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