Thank you for your replies :)
"You are carrying a tarp, a hammock, 2 sleeping bags, and a sleeping mat. Again, I don't personally know the virtues of hammock sleeping, but it seems like a lot of gear."
Yes its heavier than a ground setup but its so much more comfortable ;) im working on a lightweight groundsetup for when i hike above tree line, but most of my hiking is done below
"How about some information on your hammock. What does that weight include? What type of hammock, bridge, gathered end, double layered,etc..?"
The weight includes 11ft single layer 1.5 ripstopnylon gathered end hammock with suspension and a detachable bug net(4oz)
"Phone, GPS, Camera are about a pound of electronics can you get a device that covers multiple of these applicatons. Camera phone etc. or if you have no cell service where you hike leave the phone at the trailhead."
I have a GPS on my iphone, but it runs out of batteries really fast, I dont need a phone but my wife is forcing me to bring it :) I think the camera on my iphone sucks compared to my compact camera.
Can anyone reccomend a device that can do 2-3 of these applications?
"Sit pad - you have a pad for your hammock, and the circuit has an integrated back pad already. Do you need a sit pad."
Nice one :)
"Knife - 2.75oz is heavy for a knife around here. Do you need the additional capability that the extra weight gives you or can you use a sub one ounce knife."
Maby I can get away with a lighter knife, but I need a knife that can prepare fish for cooking
"TP - do you need it? Do you pack it out? I find a nice alpine meadow moss works great"
Have to work on a good tecnique before i leave the TP at home :) maby later ;)
"Pot 900ml is quite large for a solo pot? Do you need the capacity.
Drinking cup - do you need a separate cup from your pot?"
I like a wider pot for my alcohol stove, and its nice to cook fish in it :)
"Thin fleece jacket - do you wear this while hiking? If not could you carry a thicker jacket like a micropuff or down sweater for camp warmth."
I have been thinking of letting it go, but im not sure yet. I like that it dries so fast
"You can shave pounds off your kit easily by going with a new shelter and backpack."
I know that a ground setup is lighter, but i love the comfort and the ease of site selection that the hammock gives me
The circuit can carry more food and water than many of the lighter alternatives i have seen (for longer trips)
Im considering a lighter pack for shorter trips