Re: [BackpackGearTest] Re: P-2 emergency
- I don't think it was a matter of weight per se, I think it was a matter of
the density and maybe contours of elements of the weight. We're shooting for
about a 31 lb load for my husband, and while on the odd rushed evening hike
after work he didn't actually weigh what he had, we're both pretty sure he
wouldn't have had more than that; he just isn't accustomed to carrying more
and would have labored under the load. A useful caution for the P-2 and
probably any pack of such materials might be, be sure the bottom of the load
is padded with clothing, sleeping bag, tarp, something soft that distributes
the weight. The truth is, our loads are seldom if ever as harsh as the hand
weights plus Nalgenes: we don't do Nalgene and we certainly don't do hand
weights! Rock collectors: get another pack or place the rocks high.
As for what he's actually carried, it' s been different every time and I'm
not sure he can reconstruct it. There was one recent after-work hike with 14
lb of water plus the weight of three 1-qt Nalgenes and a few Platys (the
containers themselves), and that load probably had two 5-lb hand weights in
it and some sandwiches and fruit and . . . You see the problem.
In a message dated 9/3/2002 8:10:15 AM, amytys@... writes:
>I wonder if you could put together an estimate, using 1l of water =
>2lbs as a guide for your water, adding the weights of other gear as
>well, as to how much weight caused the pack to break down.