Re: [John Muir Trail] So for those of you who have gone ultralight
- So far I'm at 29 lbs sans water:
Item Name weight Running total
back pack REI Flash 65 3 lb 2 oz 3 lb 2 oz
Tent Sierra Designs 3 lbs 8 oz 6 lb 10 oz
sleeping pad REI Trekker 1.75 1 lb 12 oz 8 lb 6 oz
cooking set-up MSR Super Fly 1 lb 12 oz 10 lb 2 oz
Sleeping bag REI + 20 F 3 lbs 6 oz 13 lb 8 oz
Clothing 1 shirt 1 lb 8 oz 15 lbs
1 pair socks
I pair knickers
Food (6 days) Mountain House 8 lb 4 oz 23 lbs 4 oz
Fruit and Nuts
Bear cannister Bearikade 2 lb 25 lbs 4 oz
Toiletries 8 oz 26 lbs
Water - 2 bottles 2 lbs 28 lbs
Medicines/Vitamins) 1 lb
First aid kit ) Total: 29 lbs
- I'm working at Ultralight because I am 71 years old, and can't do much real backpacking unless I carry very low weights. So, this can be sort of an alternative view of the John Ladd approach, except that the emphasis is on being nearly as light as possible, or it can't be done.
--- In email@example.com, "Allen C" <acurrano@...> wrote:
> Good advice for sure!
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, greg padgett <gregp701@> wrote:
> > Biggest thing I've found is that the pack needs to be able to carry everything comfortably.If I'm carrying upwards of 30 pounds then give me a pack with real suspension. Hanging 35 pounds from your shoulders all day will turn any hike into a death march.
> > I say save weight anywhere you can and feel comfortable doing so but not at the sake of being uncomfortable or unsafe.