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9056Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: hammock weight vs tent

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  • Rick
    May 11, 2005
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      Eric,

      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.

      Rick

      Eric Sandberg wrote:

      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "jwj32542" <jwj32542@y...>
      > wrote:
      > > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.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
      > tarp
      > > > (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
      > ground.
      >
      > 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
      > that.
      >
      > 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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