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    Default What's the weight of your BIG FOUR?

    Everyone says to try and reduce the weight of the big four to lightest, based upon what works for YOU!

    I use the following:

    Pack--GVP G4 15.7oz
    Tarptent Nomadlite (including groundcloth, ti-stakes and max ties) 33.0oz
    Sleeping Bag WM Ultralite (plus Jagbag mummy silk liner) 32.0oz
    Pad (3/4 Z-rest) 10.9oz
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    91.6oz
    Total : 5.73 lbs. for the big four

    What do you use??

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    Western Mountaineering Ultralite 30 oz
    Ridgerest 14oz
    Just got a : Hennesey Hammock 32 oz (weight seems to be different from each person who mentions it. Bag says 28 oz
    Mountainsmith Ghost 38 oz as advertised...

    114ish oz- just under 7 lbs.
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    Well, my pack weighs in at 7 lbs fully configured (knife, flashlight, compass, lanyards, radio hookup, pack repair kit, duct tape, extra batteries, etc.), probably around 4 lbs stripped, give or take an ounce or two. Generic no out of business company, but it's an external and I like that. I figure the 7 when calculating pack weight so I don't have to add up all of the small stuff individually (and, more importantly, I don't forget it and it's always ready to go since I sharpen, replace batteries, etc. after every trip).

    Sleeping bag is a North Face Polarguard, one of the originals and rated to 20 (I've gone down to 0 in it no problem, so I think they underrated it), 4 lbs 2 oz including sack and 2 oz pillow. For summer I take a 50 degree bag weighing in at 2 lbs including sack and pillow, I forget who made it, it's in storage right now.

    Pad is 10 oz full length closed cell foam including nylon sack to prevent damage.

    Tent is either a 4 lb 15 oz North Face Tadpole 23 (on order, I'm quoting mfr weights, but it should be close; my old tent just got too old), or in the summer during good weather on a weekend I just take my poncho and some stakes and use my hiking stick, which comes in at 6 oz.

    Total for heavy (used for long distance where weather might change, etc.) is 16 lbs 11 oz, or 13 lbs 11 oz with a stripped pack.

    Total for light (short term and summer only) is 10 lbs even, or 7 lbs even with a stripped pack.

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    WM Highlight w/ ID silk liner 24.1 oz
    ULA Zenith 19 oz
    3/4 Z-rest 12
    DL Tacoma Tarp w/ 8 stakes and CF Pole 17

    Total of 67.3 or 4 lbs 8.1 oz.

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    Default Hammock set up -

    F2 Pack - 10.4 oz
    doublebottom hammock with 5x10 tarp and stakes - 32.5 oz
    Risk's Bag (down quilt) - 24 oz
    Target 27" wide pad - 7.6 oz

    = 4.66 lb

    All home-made (except stakes and pad)
    Pad cut in half and used as an OverlapPad.
    For temps below 40 F with wind, add TravelPod, 8 oz, making it good down to 10 F.

    F2 Pack:
    http://www.imrisk.com/F2pack/F2pack.htm
    hammock:
    http://www.imrisk.com/hammock/ultraquarterweight.htm
    quilt:
    http://www.imrisk.com/bag/bag.htm
    Overlap Pad:
    http://www.imrisk.com/overlappad/overlap.htm
    TravelPod
    http://www.imrisk.com/hammock/travelpod.htm
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    Yea.....Weight of 4 items.
    1) Backpack - Go-lite Speed......31oz
    2) Tent - Slumberjack Bivy........320z (w/2pegs, alum poles, fly, stuffie)
    3) Sleeping Bag - Home Job Day Quilt....10oz.
    4) Mattress-TRest UltraLite 3/4...16oz (w/stuffie)
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    89oz....or 5lb.9oz
    Last edited by Kozmic Zian; 03-03-2004 at 22:57.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy
    Everyone says to try and reduce the weight of the big four to lightest, based upon what works for YOU!

    I use the following:

    Pack--GVP G4 15.7oz
    Tarptent Nomadlite (including groundcloth, ti-stakes and max ties) 33.0oz
    Sleeping Bag WM Ultralite (plus Jagbag mummy silk liner) 32.0oz
    Pad (3/4 Z-rest) 10.9oz
    ______
    91.6oz
    Total : 5.73 lbs. for the big four

    What do you use??
    I use the following:

    Homemade GORTEX pack - 24 oz.
    Hennessy Hammock - 25 oz.
    Down Under Quilt - 20 oz.
    8' x 10' silnyl tarp - 16 oz.
    Down Sleeping Quilt - 24 oz.

    Total = 109 oz. (6.8 lbs)

    During the warmer months the sleeping quilt is replace by a cut down Army poncho liner that weighs about 12 oz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kozmic Zian
    Yea.....Weight of 4 items.
    1) Backpack - Go-lite Speed......31oz
    2) Tent - Slumberjack Bivy........320z (w/2pegs, alum poles, fly, stuffie)
    3) Sleeping Bag - Home Job Day Quilt....10oz.
    4) Mattress-TRest UltraLite 3/4...16oz (w/stuffie)
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    79oz....or 4lbs.15oz

    I think you mean 89 oz, or 5 lbs 9 oz. Isn't mathematics fun?

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    homesewn pack 14oz.
    homesewn quilt 21oz.
    silnylon tarp 16oz.
    3/4 ridgrest 9oz.

    total 3.75lbs.
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    Moonbow Gearskin: 21oz
    Hennessy Hammock w\ Homemade Silnylon fly: 29oz
    Feathered Friends Kestrel: 31oz
    24"x40" Closed cell pad: 8oz

    Total: 89oz =>5lbs 9oz

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    Gust - 22 oz.
    Sil shelter - 15 oz
    WM Highlight - 16 oz
    closed cell pad - 10 oz
    3 lbs. 14 oz., add 8 oz for the stakes.

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    For a "Somewhat Lighter" hiker, here's what I carry for "shoulder season" hikes:

    Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone - 48 oz.
    Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo with 3 stakes - 25 oz.
    Western Mountaineering Ultralite (20*) - 26 oz.
    Therm-a-Rest ProLite 3s - 13 oz.

    Total: 112 oz. or 7 lbs. even
    Last edited by Kerosene; 01-28-2005 at 10:32.
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    Pack = Dana Designs K2 Shortbed, 7ish lbs
    Tent = Old school Clip Flashlight, 4.5ish lbs
    Sleeping Bag = Marmot Helium, Almost 2ish Lbs
    Pad = Some kind of full lenghth Thermarest, almost 2ish, maybe.

    So I guess I come in at 15 (as two "almost ish" anything is -.5 lbs). But it don't matter - I'm nice and comfy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepy the Arab
    Pack = Dana Designs K2 Shortbed, 7ish lbs
    Tent = Old school Clip Flashlight, 4.5ish lbs
    Sleeping Bag = Marmot Helium, Almost 2ish Lbs
    Pad = Some kind of full lenghth Thermarest, almost 2ish, maybe.

    So I guess I come in at 15 (as two "almost ish" anything is -.5 lbs). But it don't matter - I'm nice and comfy.


    Nice to see someone else not into the ultralight

    Tent = Old Style Kelty Zen.......5lb 1oz
    Pack = Kelty Trekker 3900........5lb 12oz
    Bag = Campmor 20* down .......2lb
    Pad = 3/4 Ridgerest.....................10oz

    total......................................13lb 7oz

    I agree, I like my comfort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilredmg
    Nice to see someone else not into the ultralight

    Tent = Old Style Kelty Zen.......5lb 1oz
    Pack = Kelty Trekker 3900........5lb 12oz
    Bag = Campmor 20* down .......2lb
    Pad = 3/4 Ridgerest.....................10oz

    total......................................13lb 7oz

    I agree, I like my comfort.
    Tent = 0
    Hammock = Hennessy Ultralite Backpacker A-SYM w/ mods 2Lbs
    Bag = some no name 20 degree down mummy 2.4 lbs
    Pack = internal fram 4,900+ ci 3.1lbs
    Pad = 0 i have a hammock no need for pad

    Total = 7.5lbs
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    Ok I havn't posted anything in a long time so here goes.
    Backpack-Go-Lite Breeze size large=13.8 ounces
    Shelter-8 X 10 Sil-Nylon tarp-14.6
    8 Titanium Pegs + Stuff Sack-1.8
    Ground Cloth-1.8
    Sleeping Bag-Freathered Friends 20 % Down-25.1
    Stuff Sack/Sleeping Bag-0.9
    Pad Z-Rest 36"-6.8

    Grand Total=64.8 Ounces or 4lbs.0.5 ounces
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    Default The Big 4

    Pack: Equinox Kathadin 26oz
    Tent: Tarptent Cloudburst 37.4oz w/ stakes + Sewn in floor
    Pad: Prolite 3 Short + 30" Section of Ridgerest: 12.1oz + 5.6oz = 17.7oz
    Bag: Western Mountaineering Megalite + 2oz down overfill: 27oz
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    Total: 108.1oz (6lbs 12.1oz).

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    Default My Big 4

    my big 4 (or 3 in my case..):


    pack: REI MorningStar75 4lb 5oz
    tent: Kelty Dart-2 2lb 7oz
    sleep bag: Seirra Designs Wild Bill 3lb 0oz
    NO SLEEP PAD 0

    TOTAL: 9lbs 12oz

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    Last edited by Jaybird; 04-25-2004 at 09:22.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azchipka
    Hammock = Hennessy Ultralite Backpacker A-SYM w/ mods 2Lbs

    Pad = 0 i have a hammock no need for pad
    How do you stay warm? I find a pad necessary to stay warm in a hammock if the temperature is below 70 F. The sleeping bag compresses to nothing and I begin to quickly cool off to much.
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