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1.6 oz
I'm 240 and just got back from using a DIY 1.6 oz gathered end on a week long AT section hike ..... Loved it.

In Hammocks » lightest weight, lowest stretch
July 30, 6:15pm

Quite a bit
I put up with quite a bit from one of my now ex hiking buddies .... Until he threatened one of my kids on one outing ..... The rest of the group had to keep me off of him .... Needless to say...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Smiling through gritted teeth W/ hiking companion
July 13, 6:53pm

It's only a number
11 lbs is awesome! Now get out and have fun ....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I didn't make UL weight, but I'm still excited
July 13, 6:49pm

Way to go .......
At last! Ryan has said the magic words! It's just a number ...... Who cares if your pack is 4 lbs, 5 lbs, or 6 lbs ..... SUL is really about simplicity even more than pack weight. Ryan ha...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 1: Gear
July 11, 5:07pm

excellent point
Chris, Excellent point .... although I would argue that SUL is as much a thought process as it is a weight on a spreadsheet ... Using this site, as well as a few other resources, has enabled ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
July 09, 7:49am

+1 on the hammock ... But it also has to do with visibility ... if I can see out, for some reason, the night noises don't bother me as much ... if in an enclosed tent I toss and turn all night

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Does anyone find they sleep LESS in the woods?
July 08, 11:15am

What does it mean
What does it mean When good scotch only tastes right when drunk from a TI mug?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The "naughty" heavy luxury items that you just don't wanna leave behind!
July 07, 5:16am

The hammock dark side
My other hammock is a Hennessy ULBA .... I shortened the ridgeline on that one too for abetter lay ..... I'm 5'11" and 230 lbs, with really wide shoulders ..... You'd be surpris...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL with a hammock gear list
July 06, 8:07am

Poncho tarp on a poncho
I shortened the hammock to 9.5 ft with a 7' 5" ridge line. The lay is almost identical to the 10.5 ft length with a 83% ridge. The poncho has a 9.9 ft ridgeline when hung asym ..... So the...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL with a hammock gear list
July 05, 6:29pm

Been out of town
Sorry for the delayed response It's a clone of the baby orca, two layers and a torso heater (smaller middle layer with sewed in ribs. The layers are all differentially cut. If I were t...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL with a hammock gear list
July 04, 7:21pm

All Reader Reviews by mark henley

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Snow Peak 600
This cup is big enough to cook in for a solo person, a huge cup of java, or it's great for just boiling water. I use a piece of simple foil for a lid and it works amazingly well on a Snowpeak Giga...

In Cookware - Titanium
February 22, 8:34am

Thru-hiker Liberty Ridge Shell
I have made a few sewing projects, several quilts, and about a zillion stuff sacks, but this was the first time I attempted a piece of clothing. The pattern that AYCE provides is very well thought ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 22, 8:29am

White Box Alcohol Stove
This little stove ROCKS! I'm in agreement that it needs a primer pan, but other than that, I actually melted my windscreen when it got too close to the cup. It's like firing up a blowto...

In Stoves - Alcohol
February 22, 8:23am

Muscle Milk Cookies and Cream
For years I've heard hikers talk about carrying a protein suplement along on trips to ensure that they don't sacrifice muscle while hiking. Most people who have ever tried a protein powdere...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
February 21, 2:51pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
15 ounces of pure, 2.5 inch thick, heavenly sleeping bliss. I have a Max Compact, several thermarests, a Full length Max thermo, and several types of closed cell pads in my gear closet. This is withou...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
February 21, 2:41pm

Gregory G pack
I bought two of these packs, one for myself and one for my wife. After two years of use the packs have held up well, but we have both found that the load rating is VERY optimistic ... The pack beco...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
January 03, 2:27pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
I've been backpacking seriously for about 4 years now, not including my Scouting days of yesteryear. This is my first Down bag as I've always used synthetics in the past. I've used the bag...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 03, 2:21pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
This Filter weighs in at 2 oz and once installed it has a very small impact on flow rate from the hydration tube/bite valve. I'm using it in conjunction with a Platypus hydration setup and you get...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 03, 2:12pm

Ray Way quilt one person - standard
Fantastic instructions ... I had never used a sewing machine before. I ordered the Ray Way stow bag kit and made it as my first project. The Quilt was a great second project. The instructions were ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
January 04, 3:09pm