Anybody think a MLD Burn would have sufficient volume for a 5 night trip in the Wind Rivers. Basic kit inside the pack is:
MYOG Burn size pack
GG Spinntwin or Hexamid (no netting)
BPL cuben/pertex bivy
WM highline (or, depending on forecast, Arc AT)
Half cut GG pad, with thin light for legs/feet
Montbell Alpine Light down jacket
Silcoat Cape/Reed Pants for raingear
Light hat, gloves, dry socks and underwear
Kitchen: a Heinie can/alcohol stove combo (around 2 oz), but I've got that new kettle on order and may try that.
I'm thinking the small pack would work if I choose food carefully, but I wanted to get other's thoughts. The pack body is Burn size, but with wide GG style, thin shoulder straps and a broad, thin hipbelt, so it carries very well. I sewed it for a shorter trip last year, and now I'm thinking I could use for a longer trip. I could add volume (and a few ounces by switching to my prolite short pad. Alternatively, I've got the GG whisper, which might also work. That pack seems so delicate, though, and I don't think it would carry as much weight.
I get a kick out of making a long trip with a ridiculously small pack.