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Re: [at-l] A pack weight plea



Jim,

  Are you using a campfire to cook with or not cooking.???  There's no
accounting for Fuel and bottle weight listed in your post.!

At 07:30 PM 1/30/97 PST, Jim Mayer wrote:
>"Pack weight" is a remarkable term.  We talk about it constantly, but
>almost never define it!
>
>Most of the time, I don't know whether the phrase "35 pound pack" means:
>
>(1) A heavy pack with no food or water
>(2) A very light pack with 2 quarts of water and 14 pounds of food
>(3) An unbelievably light pack with 3 quarts of water and 20 pounds of food
>
>I know that I've been trying to get my "full weight" under 40 pounds, and
>that, for me, full weight means 2 quarts of water and 14 pounds of food.
>My "base weight" includes water bottles (but no water) and no food.  My "40
>pound" full weight, corresponds to a "22 pound" base weight.  I don't count
>the clothes that I expect to be wearing.
>
>I think that some folks count food, but not water in their "full weight".
>
>I suspect that different people either count, or don't count, different
>clothes!
>
>Some people hike (or pack) solo, others share gear.
>
>Another variable is body size.  I've noticed that my fleece pullover is a
>good bit bigger (and heaver) than my wifes.  My Teva Teradactyls weigh 23
>oz (and aren't in my pack)!
>
>I don't think that there is a "right" way to measure pack weight *, but I'd
>love to know what people mean when they talk about it!
>
>Happy Hiking!
>
>-- Jim (men's large+tall tops, large pants, size 14 shoes, 14 lbs food, 2
>lbs water, packs solo, doesn't count shorts+t-shirt+hat+socks+boots+gaiters
>in summer) Mayer
>
>* Actually, MY way is right :-)
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