9056Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: hammock weight vs tent
- May 11, 2005Eric,
Nice set-up. I have also been very pleased with the integral insulation
in the hammock. Nice to see many of my pages being put to use.
Eric Sandberg wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jwj32542" <jwj32542@y...>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > --- In email@example.com, "Eric Sandberg" > The full
> > system I've been using weighs just under 4 lbs. It
> > > consists of an insulated hammock, my quilt, a bug net, and a
> > > (also my poncho).
> > I'd be interested in pics and details if you have them!
> > What did you use for insulation? How much loft in the quilt, what
> > insulation and what design? Tarp size? All the goodies...
> > Jeff
> I don't have any photos right now (maybe later on), but I can
> explain it.
> The hammock is made of 1.9 oz ripstop, it has 3 layers (about 2.25 -
> 2.5 inches) of "continuous fiber insulation" (read that Hollowfill
> 3D. OWF cannot say the name in print, but that's what it is) with a
> 1.1 oz ripstop underlayer. The insulation is about 40" X 40". The
> hammock ends are tied via a nail knot with - I think it's called T-
> 100 line. It's 1/8" from West Marine. This line is also the
> hanging straps. I like having the integrated insulation all year
> round - much lighter and more comfortable than a pad. I suppose
> that if I ever had to sleep on the ground I'd regret that choice.
> But then, since I've taken to a hammock, I've never slept on the
> The tarp/poncho is 1.1 oz silnylon - 10' X 5'. The quilt is
> also "coninuous fiber" (2 layers) with 1.1 oz ripstop fabric. Add
> some 1" webbing as tree savers and no-see-um netting and we're good
> to 30 F. I've actually been to 25, but probably wouldn't count on
> it for a long hike - this was in my back yard.
> I also made a travel pod - a cocoon/bivy like thing that encases you
> in 1.1 oz ripstop for when it gets really cold. 'been to 7 F in
> You can probably see that I stole a lot of ideas from folks here -
> especially Rick (brilliant fellow that he is) and some from the
> folks at www.backpackinglight.com.
> I've also started to do some recreational tree climbing and am
> really looking forward to sleeping 30' up a tree while hiking. I
> think I'll swap out the T-100 line for something a bit stouter when
> I do that. T-100 is rated at 900 lbs, but they recommend at least
> 5,000 when you're that far up. That will most likely add a pound to
> the hammock weight.
> If I get some photos (I'm awfully camera shy) I'll try to figure out
> how to post them.
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