I have read posts about lite gear and weights as low as 10-15 pounds. My question is this, if you are backpacking up a mountain where there is no water, how do you keep your pack lite? I just got back from a three day-two night trip and carried enough water for the entire trip, plus tent, sleeping bag, food, stove, solo cookset, etc. Don't know if I'm out of shape or if my pack was way heavier than 8 months ago, or if the trail being overgrown with a little bit of snow made it worse. Normally my pack weighs around 40 pounds going up, 20 coming down. I know I had a couple of added items that added a few pounds, but I felt like I was hauling a fridge up the mountain.