Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: STL, MO
Hammock: WBBB 1.1 DL
Tarp: HG Cuben
Insulation: Zeppelin; Burrow
If you were to start over and money was no object...
What pieces of gear would you buy to fill this list?
With beauty all around you, may you walk.
If money was no object... One of everything from each of the vendors... But since that's not going to happen...
Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...
Buy, Try, Learn, Repeat
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Denver, CO
Hammock: WBRR, WBBB XLC
Insulation: Variety of Quilts
Luckily, I learned long ago that it's cheaper in the long run to get the right stuff, that you want, right up front. That, and the ability to sell some things here on the site to fund other purchases, has provided me with a near perfect setup (only thing I still need to fund is a cuben fiber tarp).
I'm also always experimenting and tweaking in small ways, but the following is what works for me.
Summer Setup (typically backpacking)
Hammock: Darien UL, 11 foot
Tarp: HG Cuben Fiber 4 Season Tarp, modded for side pull-outs to be at the RR spreader bars
TQ: 20* extra wide Burrow
UQ: 20* Incubator
Stove: Ti-tri Caldera Cone w/ 12-10 stove. Swap out for Soto Micro-regulator canister stove when alcohol stoves aren't an option.
Cook kit: .9 liter Titanium Evernew pot and long-handled titanium spoon (I typically go with freezer-bag cooking)
Winter Setup (when I can use a pulk or car to get my gear around)
Tarp: HG Cuben Fiber Winter Tarp
TQ: 0* Burrow
UQ: Winter Full-length Lynx
Stove: Primus Omni-fuel Ti
Cook kit: Set of MSR Pots/Pans
Father. Husband. Scoutmaster.
Last edited by breyman; 01-11-2013 at 11:14..
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southwestern, PA
Hammock: Eno Dn, Sn, DIY "Ahote"
Tarp: DIY soon
Suspension: Whoopie and straps
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Old Hickory, Tn
Hammock: Henry Shires Tarp Tent
Tarp: with a tent?
Insulation: Helium down bag
too many options of gear to pick just one
There are times that the only way you can do something is alone – that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.” ― Mark Twain
Who cares about showers, gourmet food, using flush toilets. Just keep on walking and being away from it all.
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Hammock: WL Lt Owl
Tarp: HG Cuben fiber
Suspension: Whoopie Slings
I started with a ENO DN and Slap Strap Pros, no Tarp, a REI pad and a North Face Cats Meow. If starting over I'd get a ENO DN and Slap Strap Pros, no Tarp, a REI pad and a North Face Cats Meow. I've had too much fun with every little "Tweak" to start with anything else.
3 Season Setup
Hammock: WL snipe
Tarp: TtoT syl 12x8 doors one end
TQ: 20F WL
UQ: 30F HG 3/4
Stove: alky CC
Cook kit: Ti pot, Ti spoon
Hammock: Winter Gnome 11x60
Tarp: TtoT 12x8 syl with doors one end
TQ: 5F WM SB
UQ:20F WL full, 2QZQ UQP
Stove: alky CC & MSR whitegas
Cook kit: Ti pot, Ti spoon, MSR pot with lid for snow melting
May your mileage in the backcountry exceed your post count.
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Riga, Latvia
Hammock: TTTM single
Tarp: MacCat Ultra
Insulation: sleeping bag
Suspension: rope and straps
Summer to 3 season
Cuben MacCat hint to Brian!
Summer HG Burrow
Summer HG Incubator
Ligtest stove I could find
Certainly made of titanium.
Cuben winter palace
Storm proof stove
I think I can honestly say that I would get most of what I have now, I'd just buy it new instead of used, which is how I got most of it. Changes from what I have now are in bold
Tarp: Stock when no Coastal TX rain is forecast, HH Hex with doors when it is.
TQ: Silk sleeping bag liner
Hammock: HH Expedition w/o net
Tarp: HH Hex with doors
TQ: Down in the 30* range
UQ: Down in the 30* range
Stove: Cheapo Chinese Pocket Rocket
Cook kit: My own DIY
I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me. Philippians 4:13
Introducing The Underwoobie
Advice for First Time Backpackers
Cheapo Pocket Rocket vs JetBoil
Oilicamp XTS w/Cheapo Pocket Rocket Endurance test
Hammock: BIAS Weight Weenie Micro (+ buginator)
Tarp: HG (or Zpacks) custom Asym tarp (as per a fellow HF member, sorry forgot whom, is somewhere in my YT list... too lazy to look now)
TQ: HG 40 F Burrow
UQ: HG 40 F Phoenix OR MM Baby Orca
Stove: DIY 'caldera clone'
Cook kit: Titanium Snowpeak 600 (with lid)
Hammock: BIAS Weight Weenie Micro
Tarp: HG Winter Palace
TQ: HG 20 F Burrow (+ optional 40F)
UQ: HG 20 F Incubator (+ optional summer quilt; see above)
Stove: Never change a winning team (or Primus Omnifuel and....this is a mean one ....)
Cook kit: Never change a winning team (see line above this )
Now all good and well, and tomorrow my options might change. Pulk, what kind of winter, group size, length of trip, type of cooking bladibladibla.....
But with this selection I save storage space, the agony of thinking what stuff to take, stay modular
O boy, a man can dream can he... because once I type this, there are other reactions that got me thinking... mmm why not that quilt or tarp or ...
Thanks for opening up a can of worms in my head/savings account