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Folding hammocks can weigh as little as two to three pounds. This is including the bug screen, tarp and straps. This lightweight portability gives hammock campers a decided edge over tent hikers in endurance. There is simply no better way to lessen th backpack load that to replace a tent with a camping hammock. You can also put up hammock in a fraction of the time it takes to put up a tent. This additional time means you can enjoy longer hikes on the trail or other camping activities because less time is needed to set up camp.