These are some of the lightest tents out there.
Add one of the stoves and your unstopable
A 4 man tipi and small stove weigh in at around 8 Lbs.
Hennessy Tent-Hammocks. Ultralight hammock tent shelters that can be set up almost anywhere. Have heard great things about them.
My Tipi parachute tent.
I also have a bivouac size made from 6 panels from the above parachute. will post pics of it soon.
I camp a DD hammock and DD tarp can't fault it yet..... (photos will follow when my 'net gets it's act together and works....)
I like that. I have a large green 'chute back in storage at my Dad's place. I will have to grab it the next time I'm down. I can't see using it as a reliable shelter (only work in 1 season here), but it'd be nice just in case...
Originally Posted by BentSpear
With regards to the tents, when I get a chance, I'll set up the 3 I have (1 person Big Agnes, 2 person Big Agnes, and a 4 person Victronox dome) and get some pics with a write-up. If nothing else, it'll show some size perspectives.
Last edited by Thorn; 04-21-2012 at 12:59 AM.
For those interested in hammock-tents, check out this article:
I've done multiple styles of camping: regular tent, on the ground with tarp cover, exposed in hammock, hammock with tarp cover, etc. Hammock camping is great, and I do believe that for the most part it significantly cuts down on the size and weight of your load. With that said, the ^^above article brings some argument to that claim. Sleeping in a hammock is incredibly comfortable compared to the uneven, rock-riddled ground of a tent floor. Keep in mind that the most comfortable padding is bulky and heavy, so you won't always have much to lay on.
There are plenty of lightweight tents on the market that are great for "slack"packing and bug-out-bags alike. They have their advantages, as do hammocks. If you don't mind the idea of critters crawling beneath you as you lay suspended in the air, try hammock camping.