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Reduce Jim's Pack Weight
Your pack is too heavy for me.
Toss the underwear, toss 1 pair of socks. Toss the raingear and packe cover
and replace with a poncho. Toss 1 bandana. Toss the neck gaiter. Toss the
long gaiters, toss the Tevas & fleece socks. Toss the headlamp & pen light
and replace with a single AAA-battery Mini-mag lite & headband. Cut the
first aid kit in half, toss the baby wipes, toss the cat crap, toss the
wash & dry things, toss the tent repair kit (pole splice, screwdriver,
pliers), toss the flares & smoke, spare sunglasses, thermarest chair kit,
ensolite sit pad, writing paper, binoculars, LED light. Toss the guidebook
& photocopy only the pages you need. Replace the fleece jacket and
underwear with a lightweight down sweater from Feathered Friends (16 oz.).
Toss the lrger knife, keep the little knife. Replace 50' of nylon cord with
a lighter-weight cord available at climbing shops.
BTW, how much does your (empty) pack weigh?