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I re-evaluated my pack when I got home. I figured I could have gone without some of the extra clothing, but the weather was great, so if it was less that ideal I may have wanted that spare shirt or whatever. I don't see a extra set of clothing being more that 5 lbs total.
I did stop at rei and check out the 60 osprey pack.... I think that's my next purchase for sure.. almost 2 lbs lighter than what I have now but it fits so nice.
I don't see to many other ways to drop any substantial weight spending 200 bux on a new sleeping pad to save 6oz I don't see that.

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1 lb sleeping pad $30 - 100 depending on air or foam alone;
4 lb pack , including detachable day pack
2 lb sleeping bag, not down, < $80 15 ? years ago close to same price now
4 lb clothes
1lb water filter : steripen lighter, havent tried one.
1.3 lb stove + fuel + pot + spork, $65
4lb tent $150 , "2 person". Not 2 persons my size. But works great as a solo tent for me.
4 lb water - I dont see a need to carry more than 2 liters
10 lbs food
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31.3 lbs

Still got 4 lbs in the budget for hang bag, rope, headlamp, other ...
I have on occasion skipped the tent and just used a bivy sack, cuts another 2 lbs.

Now if you want to add a camera .... well ... mine might put me over that budget ;)

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Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:36 pm
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Im gonna to a test pack and see where my excess lbs are.
I feel like i should be able to drop 10 lbs pretty quick. Somewhere

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I thought he meant there were things you could leave behind to lose that much weight. I always feel like that too, but never can. :? And while I realize whatever gear scooter has isn't the super expensive micro light stuff, re-buying everything would certainly add up fa$t. Now if starting from scratch, I'd definitely keep an eye on how much things weighed since I found out the hard way it all adds up, but at this point I'm stuck with what I have. Not light weight but I like the gear, so what doesn't kill me should make me stronger right?! :D


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I just weighed my summer pack. It's about 20 lbs. I do start each hike with about 1 gal of fluids. Keeping in mind that I carry a quart for Marlie plus her food.

In winter my pack usually weighs just over 30 lbs not including snowshoes.

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ok I got new batteries in my fish scale and started goin thru my gear
first off I found that clothing can really be a hidden burden on the weight
eh ill just toss in a extra...... starts to add up I droped a fast 6 lbs by thinking things thru there... I may smell a little but eh whatever
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pack 6lbs
sleeping bag 2 lbs 11 oz
pad 1 lb 9 oz
tent 6 lbs ish a few oz under
water ok my 1l Nalgene with a carabener full weighs in at 2lbd 13 oz
plus I have a 2l hydration pack
that's the least I feel comfortable traveling with I drink a lot of water (damn diabetes) In dryer conditions ill add a extra Nalgene and never say wow I have too much water
my stov fuel and pot kit is about 3 lbs 3 oz thatswith the large jet poil fuel can
water filter 14 oz
I do have some misc stuff I didn't weigh head lamp, first aid kit. misc personal items.
and foods gonna vary based on the duration of the trip but it looks like about 2 ish lbs per day on food seems reasonable

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That sounds like 30 lbs of stuff without food or pack if I'm adding right so maybe you can cut it down to 45-50 for 5 days.


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Ray wrote:
eh ill just toss in a extra...... starts to add up I droped a fast 6 lbs by thinking things thru there...


Yes indeed. It's amazing how fast stuff adds up.
I couldnt offer any specific suggestions about things to leave behind before so I was focused on stuff you could replace.
You have to go thru the process of assessing *everything* ... I still wind up with more stuff than I need ... on a long trip I take my insurance, visa and license and $20 or so in a plastic bag and leave the rest of my wallet at home.
Same with my keys. Those two items alone save me at least a pound I'm sure :)
I do *not* drill holes in my toothbrush or trim the edges of my maps or take out the tp cardboard ... I mean, you've got to draw the line somewhere ;)

So that's pretty good. If I added right, you're under 40 lbs.

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That sounds like 30 lbs of stuff without food or pack if I'm adding right so maybe you can cut it down to 45-50 for 5 days.


it's late so I may have miscalculated, but I think the stuff listed works out to about 37 lbs , including food & pack ... and with about $300 and a couple cans of cat food ( to make a stove) he could cut another 6 lbs :)

hey, Ray, if you can handle 55 lbs, now you can add a DLSR, flash, a couple lenses, a second body ... watch the money burn now :shock: !

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scooter wrote:
Ray wrote:
eh ill just toss in a extra...... starts to add up I droped a fast 6 lbs by thinking things thru there...


Yes indeed. It's amazing how fast stuff adds up.
I couldnt offer any specific suggestions about things to leave behind before so I was focused on stuff you could replace.
You have to go thru the process of assessing *everything* ... I still wind up with more stuff than I need ... on a long trip I take my insurance, visa and license and $20 or so in a plastic bag and leave the rest of my wallet at home.
Same with my keys. Those two items alone save me at least a pound I'm sure :)
I do *not* drill holes in my toothbrush or trim the edges of my maps or take out the tp cardboard ... I mean, you've got to draw the line somewhere ;)

So that's pretty good. If I added right, you're under 40 lbs.

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That sounds like 30 lbs of stuff without food or pack if I'm adding right so maybe you can cut it down to 45-50 for 5 days.


it's late so I may have miscalculated, but I think the stuff listed works out to about 37 lbs , including food & pack ... and with about $300 and a couple cans of cat food ( to make a stove) he could cut another 6 lbs :)

hey, Ray, if you can handle 55 lbs, now you can add a DLSR, flash, a couple lenses, a second body ... watch the money burn now :shock: !


I still get 30 just for the gear he listed, but I'm assuming his 2L bladder is full and weighs 5 lbs.

6+2.75+1.5+6+2.75+5+3.25+1=29.25 for listed gear

I did however add in a pack twice the first time. Yes, it's late. :oops:

But say maybe 5 lbs personal stuff?? (Pretty sure I bring more than that but I bring my dslr along with spare batteries, cell phone, wallet, guide book/map, knife, bear can in certain areas etc) plus 2lbs food a day for 5 days = 15 more lbs conservatively. So that's 45.

Then there's spare clothing. 5 more?? That's up to 50.

I just don't know how the ultralighters do it and still feel they have everything they may need in an emergency other than just buying the crazy expensive light weight gear.

Now, about those tuna cans... :D


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I calculated 4 lbs for the bladder; 5 is probably more realistic.

I too do not go full bore ultralight - I carry (some) extra clothes, and my camera and way too much emergency stuff.

But 40 lbs for 5 days is eminently doable without heroically light gear.
Sounds like Ray may have an additional barrier due to dietary needs, but the key is to only bring what you actually *need*. If you *want* to carry a DSLR, spare camera, book, knife, gps ... the weight definietly will add up.

I read an article about this guy years ago and was fascinated ...
http://andrewskurka.com/

I won't ever attempt to get to his level ( of fitness, accomplishment or lightness), but still kind of fun stuff to read; and I *do* apply some of what I've learned on his site - for example it's where I started learning about alcohol stoves. Even a Jetboil seems heavy to me now :)

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I am looking at a new tent. One of the frontrunners is 4 lbs.
so thats will drop 2 lbs. also the pack i want is almost 2 lbs
Less than my current one.
So theres 4 lbs
Im gonna check my 2l bladder when i get home. See what the
Actual weight is
And yea. The food
I do go thru alot of food Cliff bars are heavy

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My camelback doesn't weigh much. Water is 2.2 lbs/L.


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Granite Guy wrote:
My camelback doesn't weigh much. Water is 2.2 lbs/L.


You should only carry quarts, they weigh less ;)

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My One night Summer list:

Summer Backpacking Overnight (weight in ounces)

Big 4
Osprey Exos 46 Pack w/pack liner 43
NF Cats Meow Sleeping Bag and stuff sack 46
BA FlyCreek UL2 Tent w/footprint 46
Thermorest Zlite Pad 12

Misc Bag 16 total
First aid-bandaids,moleskin,razor blade,tape
headlamp
compass
Lighter/matches
spare batteries (aa and aaa)
multi tool
wet wipes/napkins
small mirror
hand sanitizer
toilet paper
toothbrush/ travel toothpaste
duct tape
ear plugs
tea light candle
parachute cord

Pack/Pockets
bugdope 2
sunscreen 2
inhaler 1
GPS 5
camera 5
camera bag 1
map 2
Naproxen and Caffiene tabs 1

Misc
pea bottle (empty Gatorade) 2
Large ZipLock bag for Trash 1
Pack Towel 1
bandanas 1

Cooking/Water
Jet Boil w/Canister 21
utensil 1
mug 1
Hydration bag w/3liters water 112
Sawyer Mini Filter 2
Spare Water bottle (empty aquafina) 1

Food bag 24 total
Tuna Packet
Coffee packet
Oatmeal packets
Mountain House Meal
Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwiches

Trail food 16 total
power bars/gu's/shotblocks/trail mix 16 total

Clothing
spare socks 3
montbell down jacket 7
pp spare shirt 12
cap 1
winter cap/light gloves 3
lighter rain pant 6
lighter rain jacket 8
stuff sack 2

TOTAL 407 ounces
25.4375 lbs


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Why does one carry a pee bottle in summer? Just so as not to leave the tent at night? I only use one on winter overnight trips.


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