M Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 3: M-SUL Base Weight Gear Lists

by Will Rietveld

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In Part 3, I present gear lists to attain base weights of 5, 6, and 7 pounds (2.27, 2.72, and 3.18 kg) to demonstrate what is possible within each weight constraint. My focus is on base weight gear only, which is your complete backpacking kit exclusive of items worn or carried and consumables like food, water, and fuel. The amount of consumables depends on trip length, so a calculated weight for these items can be added to each base weight to obtain the total pack weight. To satisfy the gear list purists, I will also provide a list of items worn or carried, which will be added to each base weight. The totals of the three will provide my full skin out weight.

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