- Dec 2, 2017 at 1:38 am #3505091
Nate WardBPL Member
@tdawardLocale: The woods of the South
I do have to say I’ve never had anyone TOO heavy. We always check pack to weight ratios and physical condition in account… We are in a small town and most of the boys are very athletic and play multiple sports which helps. I’ve even started a post on this group asking this very issue. I struggled with the choice and discussed it with the crew and parents, Everyone agreed that was the way to proceeded. The biggest plus to making “everyone carries their fair share” policy is that the parents made sure their son had good quality light gear…and didn’t over pack.
Also, I have always had a full crew. Splitting the crew gear over 12 people is so minimal.Dec 2, 2017 at 2:42 pm #3505143
David YBPL Member
Our crew’s packs seldom weight 36lbs fully loaded getting on the bus with two quarts of water and three days of food.
Scouts’ packs are always lighter than the adults’. They generally have newer lighter packs, smaller lighter sleeping bags, use Z-rest sleep pads, smaller rain gear, need less layers, and carry less moleskin and such so tend to be muck lighter.
Mine is usually one of the heaviest packs at 36 to 38 lb. fully loaded. Dry with only my gear it weighs 23 lb.-13 oz.
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