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[at-l] What's so heavy??
You really don't need that much. Talk to Brawny on the Women Hiker's list
and get her book. She is a real pro and will show you the lightest way to
My pack, fully loaded is about 10#. But I do really ultra light. If you
hike with a partner and share some items, it is easy to really get the
weight down. Nimblewill Nomad hiked over 9,000 miles with a max of 9.5# and
he is the one who taught me how to lighten up..
My pack, a G4, is 14oz. I have an inline water bottle (Boda) and use a
Hennessy Hammock with a silnylon tarp. I carry two outfits, one for hiking
during the day and the other to sleep in at night. I did have a weight
breakdown but am currently in a little motorhome without a scale. But, my
full loaded pack is always about 10# including food and water. I carry 3-4
days of food in the Ga-NC section and most others as there is usually a
place to restock along the way. You find that out before and, if not may
need to carry a little extra. I am always warm so someone who is
cold-blooded might need heavier clothing, but I bring a couple of light
Don't forget Leki poles. I love mine!
But, again, Brawny is the expert and you could learn a lot form her!
Tinman also has a great site with some excellent light weight gear..
If at all possible, get to Traildays and take advantage of all the education
and great gear deals there.
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