My pack, including 2 meals and 2.7L water weighed in at 20 pounds. When I took out the water and food it weighed 12 pounds.
- Extra batteries (button batteries)
- first aid kit
- fero rod
- blanket or sleeping bag
- Sleeping pad
- pillow OPTIONAL
- tent poles OPTIONAL
- extra cordage
- stakes (12x)
- pot, stove, fuel
- trekking poles (not included in the weight)
- water filter, cnoc 2L bag
- poncho tarp
- extra socks, underwear
- toilet paper
- camp soap
- hand sanitizer
- quick dry towel
- insect repellent MANDATORY
- phone, extra battery, cable (not included in the weight)
- candle lantern
trowel(use a stick)
- pack with sitpad
|taking some Sriracha along with me for my Ramen-Bomb|
My pack; a Gossamer Gear Kumo 36L, says this about itself: "25 lb. maximum carry capacity, but 20 lbs. is better. "
There are a few things to consider here...
- I could drop the bivy but it only weights a few oz.
- I could replace the blanket (SnugPak) with a XL microtowel or given that the temp will be 72F tonight who cares. The blanket/sleeping bag weighs 2 pounds. It's important to note that a 30F down sleeping bags weighs nearly 3 pounds. Which means it's a wash.
- I could drop the polycryo foorprint but it packs small and weights nothing
- The pillow is definitely a luxury item and the tent poles would substitute for the trekking poles.
- The Gossamer Gear pad weighs 1/3rd of a pound and the Klymit inflatable weights 2/3rds.
- With the bivy I could drop the tarp and use the poncho tarp instead... and add an emergency raincoat instead.
- My umbrella weighs half a pound and that will definitely be left behind. It's better for creating shade in the heat and that's not necessary right now.
To be continued...