Rosamond -Rusty- Taylor (rtaylor@SILVERLINK.NET)
Tue, 12 Aug 1997 16:10:29 +0100
my sincere thanks to all who have posted on my "weighty problem" (sorry, I
couldn't resist!) It makes me feel really good about being a Scouter, to
know that so many people are willing to come forth with suggestions on a
problem like this.
a couple of bits of back ground info and a couple of qwuestions. this was
an individual cooking trip. my two boys and I were originally together, but
my older boy went with the SM's son and ate and slept with him. that left
my younger boy and me with a 3-4 man tent and two poeople in the tent. the
room was nice, but the weight was not! cooking was also handled
individually. what a lesson on how the patrol method saves weight!
1. do your figures for pack weight include water for use on the trail? I
normally carry two quarts of water.that's 6 pounds right there.
2. pack weight figure includes the weight of the pack? my pack weighs 6
3. REI used to make a really nice, very light, rip stop nylon pull over
type wind breaker. does anyone know if tthis type of wind breaker is still
available and where to get it?
done my home work, Scouters, and weighed everything I had in the pack
except food and water. am still mulling over the results and will post the
--- "If you build it, they will come."
----------- Bob Taylor
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