Rosamond -Rusty- Taylor (rtaylor@SILVERLINK.NET)
Fri, 8 Aug 1997 15:06:17 +0100
well, we are off for a three day trip into the Olympic Mountains, and my
pack wieghs 55# and this really bothers me (the idea, not having to haul
the weight, if you understand what I mean)
I need some help from the more experienced back packers. I feel sort of
silly posting this request, being an adult, supposedly wise with years of
experience (who made up that line!), and embarressed that my pack for a
three day outting weighs 55#, and not knowing how to go about analysing the
situation and determining if it is possible to some how get the weight down
to a lower number, without going "naked" on the trip.
1. is 55# for a three day trip in the normal weight range?
2. do most of you use the 25% of body weight figure for figuring pack
weights? is this number pretty well accepted? (except by those who have to
haul the pack!)
3. what do you do with younger Scouts who don't weigh a lot, but have
essential gear that opushes them over the limit? (this time, my older boy
and I split up his gear).
thank you for your help. will be interested in seeing your mail when we get
back from the trip.
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