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    Senior Member NFA's Avatar
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    3 day/38 mile trip...all packed...32lbs all in...

    I'm getting ready for an extended (for me) backcountry hiking trip in the ADKs next weekend with some friends...

    My fully loaded pack is a hair under 32 pounds...I was hoping for closer to 25, but as it's snowing here this morning, and we'll be a long ways from roads or help, I'm erring on the side of caution a bit in packing clothes and gear and shelter and food and FAK...

    I have more trips lined up for the rest of the spring and summer, and for those I hope to rock my GraniteGear Virga, rather than my heavier MountainSmith pack...the Ms pack is a bit more comfy and supportive for the weight and distance I'll be doing on this trip...

    In warmer weather, and less into the wilderness, I'd like to get under 20 pounds all in, but we'll see...

    For this trip, I'll be sleeping in my ENO single, with a HH tiny tarp overhead...short z-rest pad, and MSS green bag...

    Jamie - nfa
    Last edited by NFA; 04-17-2010 at 10:22.

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Is that food, water et al?
    Are you going to post a gear list of this trip ........?
    Unless your gear is older and heavier you should be able to knock some pounds off of that load.
    Either way .... you will be out having a blast!!!!!!!!
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    Senior Member NFA's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Is that food, water et al?
    Are you going to post a gear list of this trip ........?
    Unless your gear is older and heavier you should be able to knock some pounds off of that load.
    Either way .... you will be out having a blast!!!!!!!!
    Yes, that's food/water/everything...

    In my Pack...
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    ENO Single hammock
    HH tiny sil tarp
    MSS patrol (green)sleeping bag and Z-rest lite
    Jetboil and 100g canister and 2 lexan spoons
    16 ounce nalgene bottle
    Katadyn basecamp filter & clorox in visine bottle
    3l platypus hydration bag
    Map & compass
    Headlamp
    FAK (boo-boo kit + light trauma)
    Knife/Lighter

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    Oatmeal X2
    Candy Bars X6
    Clif Bars X3
    GORP X3
    Jerky X3
    Mountainhouse X2
    Cocoa X5
    Gatorade X9
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    1 small bar of Saskatoon Pemmican

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    UA Boxers
    Socks X3
    Fleece vest/shirt/long underwear pants/gloves/balaclava
    Frog Toggs raingear

    Jamie
    Last edited by NFA; 04-17-2010 at 18:54.

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Well that looks good. Your right ... still shoulder season so err on the side of caution.
    You'll get to 25 pounds when you tote the GG pack.
    Eat well and sleep terrific and hike strong.........
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    I don't see a camera in that list. You know we're going to expect pictures.
    Planning to use your phone maybe?
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    Senior Member NFA's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by swampfox View Post
    I don't see a camera in that list. You know we're going to expect pictures.
    Planning to use your phone maybe?
    You're right, I didn't count the camera...I'll likely take 2.38 gazillion pictures since I've never done this trip before...

    My Canon PowerShot D10 and battery and card only weigh a couple of ounces, and have space for about 4,000 pictures, and it's waterproof!

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    Not a bad weight, especially with extra winter gear...enjoy your trip!
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    Sounds like a good time...I'm planing a 2-3 day trip in the ADK's in the next couple weeks and would love to have you post a trip report...Have fun

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    The weather outlook is starting to look good for our trip...YAY!

    Jamie - nfa

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    SOunds like a great trip, thanks for the report and the awesome pics
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