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Re: [pct-l] Ultralight???
>There is light and then there is ultralight.
>A 25 pound base weight pack will provide the contingencies for bad weather
>some degree of comfort. Fully laden you might get the pack up to 50-60
>including food and water.
>A 15 pound base weight means making compromizes that, as Monte says "Will
>you off the trail like a June bug" come bad weather. Still, you are looking
>40-50 pounds fully laden.
>My point is there is only about 10 pounds between a normal light pack where
>person packs as light as possible, buying the best possible lightweight
>does not sacrafice foul weather gear or a degree of comfort and an
>pack that sacrafices a real tent, real stove, water filter extra clothes
>order to walk farther each day.
>Now I'd be the last one to discount the significance of even one pound much
>ten. However, it seems that ultralight hikers "sprint" from one trailstop
>townstop to another -- possibly because they don'r really like being out
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