[pct-l] Weight

Me mirrorman23 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 20 17:41:41 CDT 2009

Youll get that weight down oneway or another. Whenever i consider if im too heavy or not i think of past hikers whose footprints are now long gone.  40 pounds would of sounded featherfully fantastic. Plus the human body gains strength and muscle to meet its demand. Whatever you carry as long as you dont physically overdo it youll make it. Listen to ur body


On Apr 20, 2009, at 4:28 PM, Andrew Dawson <question.everything at live.com> wrote:

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.


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