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#154262 - 09/02/11 02:46 PM Re: Can't get my pack weight down [Re: Gershon]
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Originally Posted By Gershon


Now I'm reading up on structural ridegelines. They seem almost a necessity, especially for short people. Without them, there is a very small tolerance to how far the trees can be apart and still have the same sag and height above the ground.

http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeHammock4.html



Probably depends on the hammock. I am 5'7" and have never used a structural ridgeline. Then again I never have difficulty finding two trees set apart within the tolerance. I don't even know what the tolerance would be since I never had a problem. Some hammocks are more forgiving than others.
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#154267 - 09/02/11 04:54 PM Re: Can't get my pack weight down [Re: DTape]
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Edited by Gershon (09/02/11 06:17 PM)
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#154443 - 09/07/11 09:34 PM Re: Can't get my pack weight down [Re: OregonMouse]
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Here is my latest iteration on reducing pack weight for a 4 day trip. I'm down from 43 pounds to 22.6. Looking at it now, I don't know what the other 20 pounds was.

I was going to list names of people thanking each one individually, but so much was suggested by so many, I'm afraid I'd miss some.

When I came to the forum, I thought I had some experience. I did, but not on going light.

I will get a sleeping pad soon. I just have to find one.

Here it is for critique. For cooler weather, I'll add a fleece and a different bag which will add a couple pounds or so.

This weekend, I'll be taking a test run with the gear. It will be car camping as we are taking someone who has never camped before.

All weights were measured on a postal scale.



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