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    Down to +12F! 3lb system: FreeBird Hammock, Hammock Gear +20 Quilts, MLD Cuben Tarp

    Tested out for two nights outside of Roanoke this weekend
    I am very happy with the results!

    2lb for hammock, under-quilt and tarp
    1lb for +20 down hammock top quilt
    = 3 lb total for a hammock system down to 12F

    See pic on top of N. Mountain (across valley/east of Tinker Cliffs)

    Dream Hammock Freebird Hammock
    Mountain Laurel Des. .7oz Cuben Hammock Hex Tarp (10.5'x8.5')
    Hammock Gear Phoenix +20F 3/4 UnderQuilt, with M50 & NB2 fabric
    Hammock Gear Burrow +20F TopQuilt, with M50 & NB2 fabrics

    12 deg the first night but no snow and only light winds. Still a resounding success from my perspective. And I wasn't using the tarp.

    Temps in the upper teens the second night but more exposed camp with strong winds and blowing snow—had been snowing since mid-afternoon. We were camped on a knob on an exposed ridge (more back-story on this) --the highest place in any direction. IMO significantly worse than the more sheltered 12 degrees on Friday night. I actually slept better and warmer (figured out how to manage the underquilt better and actually setup the tarp).

    My whole pack for the three day trip with food & fuel was 15 lb.

    Details below -alan


    Hammock Setup
    Dream Hammock Freebird UL, 1.0oz fabric, whoopies, 48" tree straps, dutch clips, hardware & acc. 10.5 oz
    Hammock Gear Phoenix +20F 3/4 UnderQuilt, with M50 & NB2 fabric (trimmed dimensions) 12.7 oz
    Mountain Laurel Des. .7oz Cuben Hammock Hex Tarp (10.5'x8.5'), 10' ridgelines, dutch flyz, 6' tie-outs 8.0 oz
    4 Al Y-stakes (58g) 2.0
    Total 33.2 oz 2.08 lb

    Hammock Gear Burrow +20F TopQuilt, with M50 & NB2 fabrics (trimmed dimensions) 15.5 oz, 0.97 lb

    Hammock and All Quilt Totals 48.7 oz, 3.05 lb

    Cothing worn in hammock at +12F (also worn in camp at these temps)
    Western Mountaineering Flash pants 6.5
    Western Mountaineering Hooded Flash jacket 10.0
    Total Clothing 16.5 1.03 lb
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    That's impressive, I would have never made it, southern boy....brrrrrrrrrr.

    swank

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