Some advise please. I have a 5000 ci Gregory backpack and it is very heavy. Please tell me how to lighten the load. What I have loaded is as follows:
Starting from the bottom up:
Sleeping bag in a compression sack. (3lbs.)
Next to that is my small tent. (milky way)
Tarp laid flat on top of that.
Water filter(MSR Miniworks), stove(MSR International) inside my pot along with my small skillet, and then small first aid kit next to that complete the next level.
My food is next. I would like to carry 7 days supply. It consists of oatmeal, granloa bars, noodles, beef jerky, meal supplement powder, and dehydrated meals. It is all tied up in a waterproof pouch.
Then all my cloths. 2 shirts, 2 pants, waterproof pants and jacket, wind breaker, fleece jacket, long johns (tops and bottom) 3 pair of socks, wool cap and gloves.
I also have in assortied pockets on my bag the following:
2 nalgene bottels
1 suvival knife, and swis army knife
bug net for head
fuel tank for stove (11 oz)
one lexan knife and spoon
repair kit for water filter and stove
2 small bottles of bug spray
maps of area
journal with pen
mountain soap (small bottle)
poles for tent also stakes
large cup (for drinking and mixing food in)
2 flashlights 1 small (fits on head) and 1 of regular size
and last but not least toiletrees.
Please help! and comments at all...