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    Tarp for hammock camping or shelter

    Hey guys, just wanted to share my set up. This is a video that I recently made and uploaded to youtube showing my tarp set up for hammock camping or even used for ground shelter. I use 1 carabiner...
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    Tarp for hammock camping or shelter

    Here is my set up. I use the Ripstop By the Roll winter 12 kit (now they come pre cut) in conjunction with 1 caribiner and 1 loop alien. I have used this set up on the ground as shelter but mostly...
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    Thanks for the feedback, as for calling my setup...

    Thanks for the feedback, as for calling my setup ultralight or lightweight I don't. But I do call it a lot lighter than I have carried in the past. Which is a good thing. At 21.8 lbs that I carried...
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    33814 33815 Here is my Mozone pack, I recently...

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    Here is my Mozone pack, I recently modified. Top is the modified and bottom is the original. It cut off the top cover and draw string closure. Added ripstop nylon in a roll top, added...
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    damskipi, I used 1.1 oz silnylon. I weighed it...

    damskipi, I used 1.1 oz silnylon. I weighed it again and got 22oz. I can't remember if I changed anything with my set up after I got the 12 oz weight, it's late and I'm tired. But I will weigh it...
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    Weather in early April

    What is typical weather in early April around Neel Gap to about Unicoi Gap? I usually do my hiking in the fall but this year we are planning an early April section hike. I did go last year from...
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    diy beanie

    Here is my beanie that I made this morning :banana. It still needs a little work, still sitting just a little too high. It's not down but I have $1 invested in it. Made with left over sil nylon from...
  8. I used the SOL Escape Bivy with a woobie(poncho...

    I used the SOL Escape Bivy with a woobie(poncho liner) last October on the AT and stayed pretty warm. Used this as my primary sleep system. Very light weight. I have spoken with people that have used...
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    I am going to try and weigh all gear this...

    I am going to try and weigh all gear this weekend. I am in the process of modifying some things so it will change some. My goal isn't to get to SUL and I'm not even sure that I can get any lighter...
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    My main struggle is food. I have tried to get my...

    My main struggle is food. I have tried to get my food weight down to about 1-1.5 lbs per day but I always second guess myself as to if I have enough. I don't get to get out in the woods enough to...
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    Lightest total weight.

    There are alot of threads about base weight, water weight etc. I am just curious as to what is the lightest total weight pack you guys have gotten down to? I have seen somewhere that UL is 18 lbs or...
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    my DIY tarp

    This is my 4 season all weather tarp that I made. Purchased the kit from Ripstop by the Roll. I made it for using with my hammock(the sideways photo) is set up in my yard. The photo with it set up on...
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    I hope it as easy as it sounds. I'm planning on...

    I hope it as easy as it sounds. I'm planning on looking over the pack in more detail tomorrow and make a list of what I will need. Maybe start on it this weekend. I will be sure to take pictures to...
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    Subway has the packets and most locations near me...

    Subway has the packets and most locations near me have them out where you don't have to ask for them. That's what I carry with me.
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    My pack has a lid, I called it a flap in the OP...

    My pack has a lid, I called it a flap in the OP but it has a drawstring closure with a lid(the lid has a pocket on the top and a pocket on the underside).

    Since the OP I have been thinking about...
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    Also, how much material should I add?

    Also, how much material should I add?
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    modifying current pack

    Let me start by saying that I love my lightweight pack. It weighs in at 12 oz. But it is 40L and I need just a bit more space. It has a top flap that includes a pocket on top and bottom of the flap....
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    The section we are planning is Neel Gap to Unicoi...

    The section we are planning is Neel Gap to Unicoi Gap in early April. I use a sawyer water filter and carry 2 collapsible bladders for dirty water(reason being is in October I had my only bladder...
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    I had considered carrying 1 to 1.5 liters in 2-1...

    I had considered carrying 1 to 1.5 liters in 2-1 liter collapsible water bottles with an extra collapsible water bottle empty in my pack. According to the guide book, it appears there are plenty of...
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    I quit carrying my nalgenes, I have turned into a...

    I quit carrying my nalgenes, I have turned into a weight junkie. I prefer collapsible water bottles.
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    Thanks, that is what I was leaning towards.

    Thanks, that is what I was leaning towards.
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    Water question.

    How much water are you guys carrying at the start of a hike? I have only had time to do 3 day section hikes but I always end up carrying too much water. My last trip I started out with 2 liters. I...
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    No hip belt, I did 20+ miles with a starting...

    No hip belt, I did 20+ miles with a starting weight (including food and water) of 21ish lbs. It was very comfortable. The shoulder straps are thin and I wouldn't go heavier than about 23-24 lbs just...
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    Lightweight backpack

    I purchased a Mozone backpack from Amazon. 12 oz empty. I had juggled with the idea to make my own pack so I could go lightweight. It cost me less than $25. I have used for a short section hike and...
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    Now I understand that there are parts of the...

    Now I understand that there are parts of the trail that require a bear cannister right now. I do not have one nor do I want to purchase one and maybe not need it again. Would any of these suggested...
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