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  1. #11
    steveflinn's Avatar
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    Looks good.

    Well, you could save a pound by dropping $300 on a zPacks product. Or save $300 by eating less and drop the weight off of the body instead.

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    It is mostly nitpicking at the point you are at. Although you could likely get below 10 pounds for around (if not less than) $50.

    • Leave extra clothing at home
    • Switch to Petzl e+LITE
    • Switch to the SAK (Swiss Army Knife) small classic
    • Replace the extra long strap and biner with an amsteel dogbone extension instead


    Those few things alone would get you almost 2 pounds. You can find both the Petzl e+LITE (around $25) and the SAK Small Classic (about $15) online.
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    You could save a good chunk of weight with a lighter pack, that kit will fit in a much smaller pack. It's very close to what I'm carrying and I use a ULA Ohm, that would save you 10oz.

    Only carry one set of tree straps, swap one of your short tree straps for a long strap and ditch the biners, save a few oz's or so.

    You only need a few Ground Hog stakes 4, the rest can be ti shepherds hooks or I use half length gutter spikes (7gms)

    Definately ditch the shovel.

    A mini swiss army knife would get you an few ounces.

    I account weight for a few other items; maps, Dr. Bonners, etc., a luxuary item. Keep at it you're doing great.

    David

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    I made a few changes with what I have now.

    BackPack / Storage:
    Golite Jam 70L, trash compactor bag liner - 34.20oz -- Jam50L with liner is 30.5oz

    3.7oz savings

    Shelter / Sleep:
    Tree Straps and Biners - 3.50oz -- remove biners, add toggles - 1.9oz

    1.6oz savings

    10 MSR ground hog stakes in a cuben fiber pouch - 3.90oz -- use chopsticks for hammock and tarp door stakes, so 4 groundhogs and 6 chopsticks - 2.8

    1.1oz savings


    Toiletries:
    Poop Pack folding shovel, TP, wet wipes, sanitizer - 7.80oz -- removed shovel - 3.2oz

    4.6oz savings


    Tools / Etc.:
    Longer tree strap and Extra biner - 5.60oz - smaller extra strap, lighter biner - 1.8oz

    3.8oz savings


    total savings = 14.8oz
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    The Granite Gear Virga is 52l, only 19 oz. can be had for less than $100 and is sturdier than many packs that weigh 3 times as much. I carry lighter quilts and supplement with poly-pro long underwear and a UL down "sweater". Those along with a mylar space get me down to the upper 30's.
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