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    I don't subscribe to any phone-based stuff (no smart phone) and am not on facebook. I did leave a comment on Alan's blog. The weight issue has been debated here ad nauseum. I don't really care that much, but I find my system is about average in weight with a lot of tent systems. We all make our decisions on what weight we think is worth the effort to carry. I don't carry a camp chair or any baking-type cooking stuff. Many really like to have one or both of those things on their trips. Some prefer an absolute minimalist set up like a tarp-poncho, quilt, and tyvek ground cloth. All valid choices as folks decide what is important for their best camping experience. It's just great to see folks smiling while out!
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    Very well-written article. I'm glad to see that Andrew is exploring hammocks. When I met him a couple of years ago, he wasn't so keen on them. Thanks for sharing.

    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    He needs a SUL hammock.
    He would've loved our UL hang in Slickrock.

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    I love to read new articles from experienced backpackers using hammocks for the first time in a truely open-minded fashion based on science and not others opinions.
    That was a first rate read and if I wasn't a hanger, it would definitely peek my interst.
    My only thought was the set up time. Never been any faster on the ground set up as in the hammy set up. Except maybe when I slept in the car

    Also, I love the DIY aspect of almost all items a hammy needs, can't say the same for the main ground equipment needed(not speaking of minimalist ground equimpent of course)

    Looking forward to more article time with Mr Alan.
    Last edited by Floridahanger; 12-06-2012 at 20:56.
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    Very enjoyable and well written article. Look forward to the other two installments.

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    Good read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    Excellent primer, well written and reasurched. I'll be watching for the next parts to published.
    Ditto Bro.
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    Thanks Everyone

    Thanks everyone for your kind comments. It's a great community. -Alan

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    Thanks Alan! Great read.

    Part 2 is now up on Andrew's blog for those following it. Another solid addition.

    It's just too bad Andrew didn't get a chance to try the RidgeRunner instead of the BMB (I LOVE my RidgeRunner!).
    Brian
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    Here's the link to part II

    Hammock Camping – Part II: Types of backpacking hammocks, and spec comparison to ground systems
    http://andrewskurka.com/2012/hammock...em-comparison/

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    Great job breaking id down Alan.
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