[pct-l] Weight

JIM BANKS jbanks4 at socal.rr.com
Mon Apr 20 15:51:16 CDT 2009

Andrew, since you asked, your pack weight is really on the heavy side.  With 
food and water you are really going to be packing a lot of weight.  Your 
tent, pack, and sleeping bag are all in the far upper range of weight for 
those items.  It seems like you have a lot of clothing as well.  My base 
weight (including stove fuel, but not food and water) is 20 lbs. and most 
hikers would say that is on the heavy side.  But, as always, it is a 
personal choice.  If you can handle it, go with it.  If it really starts to 
wear you down, you can make adjustments.  Have a good hike.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew Dawson" <question.everything at live.com>
To: <pct-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 1:28 PM
Subject: [pct-l] Weight

> Hey PCTers
> I just weighed all the things I'm going to take with me on the trail and I 
> have come up with 34.88 lbs - that's if I were to hike naked which isn't 
> going to happen. Here is my run down:
> Tent (MSR Hubba Hubba)                               4.75 lbs
> Therma-rest (Pro-lite 4)                                 1.75 lbs
> Pack (Arc'teryx Naos 70)                                4.75 lbs
> Sleeping Bag (MEC Asgaard)                           3.94 lbs
> Cooking Stuff (MSR Dragonfly & MSR Pots)       2.63 lbs
> Clothing including Gore-tex shells                    8.63 lbs
> Sandals                                                         1.38 lbs
> First Aid/Toiletries                                          1.00 lbs
> Odds & Ends                                                  1.44 lbs
> Luxuries                                                        2.00 lbs
> Water Filter (Katadyn Pocket)                          1.69 lbs
> Ice Axe                                                          0.94 lbs
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> Total:                                                             34.88 
> lbs
> I'm curious to how much your packs weigh with everything in it minus food 
> and water. I have taken a few things out to get the weight down. A few 
> things I have weigh more than I would like them but its about comfort. 
> Like my sleeping bag - Its good to -20C but weighs a bit more. I might get 
> rid of some of my luxuries ... but that includes my camera and such small 
> electronic things. I don't really wanna give those up.
> Dawson
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