Jun 3, 2010 at 9:35 pm #1259763
my pack i just finished pacing with food but Without water is 32lbs. i know that is nothing close to BPL weights but its my first time and hey.. i didnt go UL.
So is 32lbs without water heavy? keep in mind, im 5'9, 140lbs.Jun 3, 2010 at 10:04 pm #1616655
@sparkyLocale: Southern California
Yes I would say 32lbs is way too heavy for me. Get that weight to 20lbs or less and you will be a MUCH happier hiker.
The quickest easiest way to do that is to simply don't carry what you don't need.
32lbs is a good start though, and probably much better than my first kit.Jun 3, 2010 at 10:06 pm #1616657
@davidlutzLocale: Bay Area
Nino – I know you're leaving soon, but post a quick list here and you'll get lots of good advice right back on how to cut the weight.
I bet you can lose quite a bit pretty easily, and not even miss it…..Jun 3, 2010 at 10:12 pm #1616660
Ken T.BPL Member
How much of that 32 pounds is food?Jun 3, 2010 at 10:42 pm #1616661
so no time to type out a gear list.
when i wake, ill run through my sacks and cutdown on the 'what if' 'just in case' stuff.
as far as food weight, i packed the heck out of my bear canister. david lutz rented me his contender 101. variety is good i hear..esp for my 1st trip.
idk how much of the 'little' stuff i take out will actually give me 10lbs but ill try my best. thanks for the quick replies guys.Jun 3, 2010 at 11:53 pm #1616668
If you post a list of what you plan on bringing, including food and water, and sort in categories (Clothing Worn while hiking, shelter, extra clothes, sleeping gear, consumables, etc.) you will get a ton of useful advice.
hope that helps!
-EvanJun 4, 2010 at 4:42 am #1616686
Brad RogersBPL Member
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Yes, I think 32 lbs is way too heavy especially for someone your size. I did a 3 day trip this past weekend and my weight including 3 days of food and 2 liters of water was just over 15 pounds. This was for warm nights (50's) but rainy, wet, and buggy. You can check out my gear list in my profile for ideas, or like others said post a gear list.Jun 4, 2010 at 5:57 am #1616695
@lehrscott4Locale: Louisville - KY
Since he said he was leaving at 6am, that means he's already on the trail. Hope you have a good trip!Jun 6, 2010 at 9:25 pm #1617457
Ok so, we climbed to the top of the chilnualna falls, in wawona yosemite. upon the morning departure my packs weight distribution wasn't laid out properly so I had some lower lumbar pain, after pumping 2 liters of water i resolved that problem BUT the weight only grew!
It was my first backpacking trip and the climb was relentless. finally arriving to the top of the falls we hiked to find a camp spot. from the rainfall and following sun we just had the falls were enormous!
gear list coming tomorrow, weight.. when i can a good scale LOL
thank you all for the input btw, i did take some things out in the morning before i left because of all the info.
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