Shoestring Alternatives

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The "Shoestring Alternative" list might have other options that are less durable, more expensive and/or heavier and are deemed to be less optimized in some respect. That being said, these items sometimes make for nice substitutes to the primary list if you're looking to save on weight and/or price, at the cost of quality and/or durability.

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The primary list list is comprised of items which are affordable, lightweight, and of decent quality - and sub-$500. If you have any questions, feel free to contact /u/roflwoffles on the /r/Ultralight subreddit.

Found here:

Hammock Shelter + Alcohol Stove Options

I have made another list with a Hammock Shelter and Alcohol Stove style cook kit, which can be found at the following link:

Disclaimer and Disclosure

Disclaimer: Please be diligent in your gear research and become educated on your outdoor endeavors. Test all of your gear before your first trip. This guide is simply meant to provide guidance, and is not meant to replace critical thinking. Further, it is not meant to replace high quality gear, rather it's meant to enable people to get outdoors at lower cost. Educate yourself, make good decisions, and don't use gear outside of its intended use. Be responsible - I am not liable for your mistakes.

Disclosure: You might notice that I work with some mfgs to provide you with steeper discounts than retail, but I do not accept money from manufacturers for the purpose of shilling their products on this list. You're getting my actual thoughts and opinions and I won't hesitate to select another more suitable option. You will notice some affiliate links through AvantLink (an aggregator) and through Backcountry. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


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