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Jarred H
(calculatinginfinity) - F
Hanging Gear List on 12/12/2009 19:18:03 MST Print View

Here's a basic gear list my girlfriend and I have been working on together for her so she can start joining me on trips. We will be hiking mainly in Florida with occasional trips up through North Carolina in the summertime. The only thing she's waiting to buy is her backpack because we want to see how well the quilt compresses. I also plan on making a couple half UQ's out of my old converted quilt for our hammocks once I order/receive my EE Prodigy.

All advice is welcome, thanks.

shelter: 19oz/1.18lbs
DIY hammock/whoopie slings ~9oz
poncho tarp/guylines ~10oz
stakes- diy

sleeping: ?
sleeping bag- enLIGHTened Equipment Prodigy Quilt, 35dF,small, half-taper, m90
sleeping pad- 2/3 length CCF pad ~7oz

packing: 19 oz 1.18 lbs
ULA conduit 17 oz
liner- contractor bag 2 oz

cooking:12.2 oz .7 lbs
stove/windscreen- (shared)
pot/lid- 2qt pot/foil lid 5 oz
utensil- tb spork .11oz
lighter (2) .8 oz
water bottles- platy2L, recycled 1L 2.3 oz
water treatment- aqua mira 1 oz
food storage 3 oz

other essentials: 28.11 oz 1.7 lbs
compass 1.31 oz
big bandanna 1.1 oz*
first aid 1.5 oz
sunglasses 1 oz*
sunscreen 1 oz
bug dope 1 oz
bug net .5 oz
TP 1.5 oz
headlamp- princeton scout 1.5 oz
sun hat - 1.5 oz*
balaclava 2.3 oz
warm jacket 10 oz
gloves - 1 oz
sleeping socks 1.2 oz
whistle 1 oz*
pocket knife .7 oz

total weight (minus quilt) 85.31 oz/5.3 lbs

Edited by calculatinginfinity on 12/13/2009 11:43:54 MST.

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Hanging Gear List on 12/12/2009 19:46:52 MST Print View

Wow you're doing great on base wt. for a hammock setup! Even after adding the UQ you'll be in great shape.

Have you used the poncho tarp w/ a hammock yet in a storm? It will take a small person to get good coverage from most poncho tarps.

Congrats on such low weight!

Jarred H
(calculatinginfinity) - F
hammock on 12/12/2009 20:07:05 MST Print View

We haven’t had a chance to use the tarp during a heavy rain storm yet but she is only about 5’3 and I am currently teaching her all about pitching tarps with hammocks in inclement weather. I’m hoping we’ll get a few good thunderstorms soon so she can have some real practice for setting up in the rain. I use an 8x8 but I like the poncho tarp a lot. I'm considering investing in one myself though I'm quite a bit taller than her at 6'3.

Edited by calculatinginfinity on 12/12/2009 21:54:29 MST.

Brady Fulton
(bfulton) - F

Locale: Phoenix Arizona
Poncho Tarp Dimensions? on 12/12/2009 22:29:31 MST Print View

I'm a weight conscience hanger as well, what are the dimensions of that poncho?

Jarred H
(calculatinginfinity) - F
JRB Terrapin Poncho on 12/12/2009 22:53:02 MST Print View
the dimensions are 58" x 104"

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Re: Hanging Gear List on 12/13/2009 10:55:09 MST Print View

I believe your total weight (minus quilt) is ~84oz, not 77oz because you forgot to include your ~7oz CCF sleeping pad.

You may want a backup firestarting method like a second mini bic.

A 1.5oz first aid kit might be too skimpy.

For a kit this light, you may want to consider a 1.5 cuben pack like the Zpacks Blast or MLD Revelation. This is probably your only opportunity to save a serious chunk of weight (ie. 10-13oz).

Edited by dandydan on 12/13/2009 10:56:10 MST.

Jarred H
(calculatinginfinity) - F
edit on 12/13/2009 11:58:34 MST Print View

An extra lighter has been added to the list as well as the weights I forgot. Thanks for the heads up.