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Camping in Florida - shakedown prep

I'm planning my hike in Big Cypress as a shakedown hike. While gear is arriving I'm still trying to go as lite as possible with possibly one exception. Hammock vs tent.

ENO DoubleNest 19oz (the single is only 16oz so I would not be saving much)
Straps 11oz (there are some rope systems I could have used but I was trying to be friendly to the trees)
DryFly 22oz (I have another rainfly that weights 14oz but has limited cover.)
The tent is 24oz. (I'm not counting the footprint because I plan to bring it in either case.)

The hammock system weights in at 52oz or about 3.4lbs.
The tent weights 24oz or about 1.5lbs

There are three choices to be made... [a] hammock [b] tent [c] both. For some background I have been talking with a Big Cypress volunteer and he said he was on the trail a few weeks back and they used hammocks to stay off the wet ground. And while I trust his opinion I watched some video that suggested adequate trees were hard to come by.

I will eventually have to decide between an alcohol stove and isobutane.

Anyway... categories

Reminder(C's and 3's): Cover, Cut, Combustion, Cordage, Container, water, food

Shelter or cover: hammock, tent, rain gear, T-shirt, shorts, Sun shirt, convertible pants, socks, underwear, hat, sunscreen, camp shoes, bug spray, mattress, pillow, blanket, schmog, boots or runners

Kitchen or combustion, container and cut: lighter, ferro rod, pocket knife, spork, alcohol stove, fuel, pot or cup, isobut fuel and stove, bandanna, scrubbing pad, scraper, ziplock bag

Food: instant coffee, poptarts, instant oatmeal, trail bars, dehydrated meals, bear bag and cordage, bannock ingredients and seasoning, oil

Water: 3x 1L SmartWater bottles. mini Sawyer, AquaMira, bandanna

Survival: Compass, first aid, foot cream, phone, map, emergency blanket, cordage, knife, cup, tape, ointment, baby powder, diaper cream,

Misc: treking poles, saw


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