Friday, March 27, 2009

Pack Weight Check!

How does one decide what to carry during a thru-hike? As little as possible! We're 5 weeks away, and have the majority of our gear decided and set. I borrowed a scale, and did our first weight check. We both weighed in at just over 20 lbs, however this does not include ANY food nor water at 8 lbs per gallon (also the digital camera that Emily used to take this picture).

Other items not included are ice axes, bear canisters, mummyliners, and down jackets/sweaters, all of which we'll need for the ~400 miles of the High Sierra in California. This will add about 4 lbs, but because water will be so much more abundant than in southern CA, our backs probably won't notice much of a difference.

A full gear list to come soon.

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  2. And how much does that mop on your head weigh?

    heh, and it looks like your cat is wondering how she's going to fit in there.

    Oh - and is that a quiver of arrows above your bedroll?

    (can you tell that I'm sick and have time to kill?)

    Very cool - and I'm digging on that scale...

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  3. is that with or without wiskey?

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