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David Passey
(davidpassey) - F - M

Locale: New York City
Burn for 5 nights? on 03/05/2011 20:17:00 MST Print View

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
Montane windshirt
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.
Ditty/first aid

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.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Burn for 5 nights?" on 03/06/2011 05:36:35 MST Print View

Absolutely David, you should have no problem.


Please post pics.