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    #94346 - 09/06/08 12:33 PM Re: Do you adjust packweight with aging? YEP! [Re: CAbackpacker]
    300winmag Offline
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    Registered: 02/28/06
    Posts: 1342
    Loc: Nevada, USA
    When I moved from Pennsylvania to Henderson, Nevada (Las Vegas valley) in 2004 at age 61 I found this site and it changed my entire outlook on 3 season backpacking!

    My significant Lightweight purchases were:

    SLEEPING BAG> W.M. Megalite

    TENT> TarpTent Contrail (W/ MSR Groundhog aluminum stakes)

    WATER TREATMENT> SteriPen Adventurer & Katadyn chlorine dioxide tablets

    PACK> REI Cruise UL 60 W. REI side pockets added (Went to 3.5 lbs from my Dana Teraplane pack at 7.75 lbs.!)

    HEADLAMP> Ion single LED W/ 3 coin batteries - tiny but effective

    STOVE> Vargo JetTi canister burner or Vargo Triad XE Ti base for ESBIT/FireLite fuel tabs, depending on how much climbing and altitude I'm doing. (ESBIT for tough hikes)

    BOOTS> Danner 453 (not light at 2.8 lbs /pair but lightER and comfortable)

    RAIN GEAR> Cabela's GTX PacLite parka (and pants, seldom carried)

    Eric

    Oh, yeah, a 7 day trip with food and 3 liters of water weighs in at 35 lbs. Notta too bad.

    Yes, I'm obviously a Lightweight backpacker, not a ULer.


    Edited by 300winmag (09/06/08 12:38 PM)

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    #94347 - 09/06/08 01:50 PM Re: Do you adjust packweight with aging? [Re: mockturtle]
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    Registered: 01/06/02
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    Loc: Seattle, WA
    Thirty lbs includes everything except my naked body. It includes everything I'm wearing, all food, 2 quarts (4 lbs) of water, etc.

    There are very good equipment lists on this website that Charles has put together. I save a little weight by using a home made pack and not carrying a stove.

    My homemade pack is in the Make Your Own section of this website and is listed as DJs Framepack. It weighs a total of 1 lb including waist belt, front bag, etc. It is a large pack and allows me to throw things in without much concern how I pack and stuff things.

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