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Craig J.
(cljohnson33) - F

Locale: Mid-Atlantic
Summer Gear List...any advice? on 06/23/2014 10:30:18 MDT Print View

Hello all,

I posted a while back about whether or not I could use an ultralight pack. My post was a little jokey, but I did get some recommendations. Anyway, I entered my list into the lighterpack web thingy. Most of my trips are in Mid-Atlantic/New England with a annual trip out in West Texas or New Mexico. I think I've got my base weight down far enough that I could actually get a Golite Jam 50 or REI Flash 45 (one of the recommendations from before) if I was more conservative with food and packed water. For the West Texas stuff I sometimes need nearly 2 gallons of water at the beginning of the trip, but I'm not against carrying one gallon in my hand and packing the other. In those cases, I estimate having about 12-13 lbs of water, whiskey and food, which is just below the 30 lb limit for the Jam 50. Let me know what you think:

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Edited by cljohnson33 on 06/24/2014 06:44:06 MDT.