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    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

    BPL Member


    Locale: SE USA

    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!

    BPL Member


    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 8×8 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.

    Brady Fulton


    Locale: Phoenix Arizona

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

    BPL Member

    the dimensions are 58" x 104"

    Dan @ Durston Gear
    BPL Member


    Locale: Canadian Rockies

    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).

    BPL Member


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

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