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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-07-2014, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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For you backpackers, what is your pack weight for a summer overnight trip without your food or water?

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If the weather is good, the only thing I would need is my hammock, a sheet, and bug net, and maybe a change of socks and drawers. I could probably get down to a fanny pack without vittles.

If you figure a 2 man backpack tent is 5 lb, a fleece sleeping bag at 2 lb, what else do you really need? Even if you throw in a flashlight, socks, a little first aid kit, and a cheap sleeping pad, and weight of the pack, you should be under 15 easy.

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One night, probably about 15 lbs.

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Haha. I have some work to do then to cut down on weight. I downsized my pack size this year and that saved me about 2 pounds alone. I'm hoping it will also force me to leave unnecessary items at home due to smaller pack size. I'm trying to get my base weight in the sub 20 pound realm. Last year it was around 30 pounds. Still racking my brain trying to figure out how to leave 8 more pounds behind.

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When I go it's usually for at least 2 nights, my pack usually weighs about 34 pounds with food and water.

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Thats where I am for 2 nights with food and water, about 35. What can you possibly be carrying to get 30lb for 1 night w/o food?

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I just got done with a 2 night, 3 day AT hike from Rt 72 and the AT to the river at 322 bridge between Christmas and New Years. 35 lbs at the start. That includes food and water. Ended up with only a small zip lock bag of peanuts left so I guessed right on food. But it depends on temperature. I took extra clothing for around the camp site and shelter and for sleeping. Night temp was about 15 degrees and wind of about 10 - 15 mph. Summer time eliminate about 3 - 4 lbs for clothing and 1.5 for lighter sleeping bag.

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5# pack, 5.5# tent, handgun with extra mag, and my water filter is 15# right there. I may be remembering incorrectly and including food and water in that 30 pounds. Never-the-less, my goal this year is to get my pack weight as light as possibly without sacrificing comfort. Thought about getting a lighter tent but I like mine too much to replace it.

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I like the sawyer mini for a water filter.

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5# pack, 5.5# tent, handgun with extra mag, and my water filter is 15# right there. I may be remembering incorrectly and including food and water in that 30 pounds. Never-the-less, my goal this year is to get my pack weight as light as possibly without sacrificing comfort. Thought about getting a lighter tent but I like mine too much to replace it.
Handgun with extra mag...one mag is enough and a light weight handgun for me. Northface Tadpole tent #5, and Osprey Ather 70 backback- #5.4. I use chemiclas to treat my water. Have a UV light but heavy and need to recharge light.

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