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    Default I am so proud of myself

    My pack weight, including 12 days worth of food and 3 liters of water and all of my gear weights 33 pounds. Just thought I would let everyone know,

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    Impressive - List please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    Impressive - List please
    I am not sure what you mean by "list please", if it is not to much of a inconvienence, could you please elaborate.

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    a list of all your stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirbyinanutshell232 View Post
    I am not sure what you mean by "list please", if it is not to much of a inconvienence, could you please elaborate.

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    Sorry Kirby. I would like to see a list of what you carried in the 33 lb pack. As I said, this is impressive and a list would be helpful for others who want to lighten-up.

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    12 days of food at approx 2 lbs per day = 24 Lbs
    3 Liters of Water = 6 Lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirbyinanutshell232 View Post
    My pack weight, including 12 days worth of food and 3 liters of water and all of my gear weights 33 pounds. Just thought I would let everyone know,

    Kirby

    Wow....definately, list please....

    And hopefully that doesn't mean that you carried 12 granola bars for food....

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    Quote Originally Posted by white rabbit View Post

    12 days of food at approx 2 lbs per day = 24 Lbs
    3 Liters of Water = 6 Lbs

    With today's dehydrated foods.....ramen.....oatmeal...instant grits....mac and cheese....You could definately get less than 2 lbs per day.

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    Now if he could just dehydrate the water......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeyboy View Post
    Now if he could just dehydrate the water......
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    The dinos eat very well (three hearty meals and two snacks) and our foods are more like 1.7 lbs per person per day so 12 * 1.7 = 20.4 oz. Depending on where he is hiking, he could get by with less than 3L of water.

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    My gear:
    go lite quest pack
    therma rest riderest sleeping pad
    nalgene 3 liter water bladder
    all terrain hand sanitizer
    aqua mira water treatmeant
    sn240 pack cover- medium size
    misc. batteries
    3 sea to summit stuff sacks(all filled with food)
    12 days worth of food (granola with powedered milk and otmeal with powdered milk for breakfast, misc. energy bars for snacks, PB&J sandwiches for lunch. For diner I have 4 different de-hydrated meals for four different nights to see how I like them, plus I have whole weat egg noodles and different sauces for dinner)
    petzl tikka plus head lamp
    MSR pack towel
    a spoon
    swiss army knife
    crocs for camp shoes
    snow peak titanium pot
    "thru hiker stove", courtesy of Bullseye(small homemade soda can stove)
    windscreen for stove(courtesy of Bullseye)
    Adventure Medical Kits-Trail
    "Gear Aid" ultra light gear kit
    50 feet of nylon rope
    1 Eastern Mountain Sports(EMS) fleece sweatshirt
    1 EMS rain jacket
    2 pairs of EMS pants that turn into shorts
    1 EMS Techwick longbottoms top
    1 EMS 88% polyester, 12% cotton T-shirt
    1 EMS 100% polyester T-Shirt
    2 pairs of Smartwool medium thickness socks
    2 pairs of EMS sock liners
    EMS mountain light 20 degree sleeping bag
    1 Hot Chillys fleece pants (longbottoms)
    1 EYA winter weight long bottoms(extra layer for colder months in the south)

    Let me know if you need anymore information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    The dinos eat very well (three hearty meals and two snacks) and our foods are more like 1.7 lbs per person per day so 12 * 1.7 = 20.4 oz. Depending on where he is hiking, he could get by with less than 3L of water.
    I am heading into the 100 mile wilderness starting sunday morning staying over night in Monson at Shaw's.

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    Thank you for the effort you made in posting this complete list. This is impressive and my hat is off to you. Hope you have a wonderful hike.

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    It sounds like a great list.. The 100 mile wilderness is wonderful.. BTW are you taking an extra backup water bottle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopefulhiker View Post
    It sounds like a great list.. The 100 mile wilderness is wonderful.. BTW are you taking an extra backup water bottle?
    Yes, all the gear I listed above is 30 pounds, I added three pounds for some small things I forgot like my gators, fuel, and a spare water bottle. I am going to have either a plastiic bottle or a nalgene bottle, I am leaning towards a 32 ounces empty gatorade bottle I am looking at right now, it is light andd can hold as much water as a nalgene.

    In the end, I am thinking my pack weight will be somewhere between 32 and 36 pounds, not bad considering this is my first time packing yet and I am yet to start finding ways to lighten the pack.

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    What are the batteries for? You won't need them for the headlamp.

    Take some earplugs, especially if you will ever be staying in or near shelters . Toilet paper. Lighter. Duct tape. Ibuprophen. Toothbrush. Needle and thread.

    Some kind of tarp or tent or hammock or other shelter?

    You could get some 99 cent beach flip flops to wear around camp, they're lighter and less bulky than the crocs. Or Payless has imitation crocs that are much lighter.

    Might not need everything in the emergency kit, might want more of some things.

    Think about using a heavy-duty garbage bag as a waterproof liner, even with the pack cover, unless you have used the cover before and know that it will keep your stuff dry. Wet clothes, food, and bag are miserable.

    Gloves come in handy on Katahdin if you tend to wear gloves while working.

    You only need two changes of clothes plus an underlayer and outer layers. If you're carrying two sets of pants and two sets of long underpants, that's too much. If you think you might need heavier clothes later, get them sent later. But three pair of socks might be nice.

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    Im using a Golite pack and Golite shoes and sleeping bag and a Hubba and everything light this round and I still cant get under 50 pounds.

    Guess I could stop filming and not carry that camera or recharger or batteries and tapes, or stop reading books, or keeping journals, or carrying extra batteries, or full jars of Grape Jelly in the Giant plastic bottle, or not carry family size Colgate toothpaste, or not keep three pens...you would figure I would know by now.

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    To answer al questions:
    I have a tent, it is included in the weight of my pack listed above, but not actually listed, it is a one man, one sided tent.

    The extra batteries are for a digital camera I will be carrying, also included in the weight of the pack but not listed.

    My pack cover works well, but thanks for the advice.

    I will ditch one of the long underwear bottom layers for this trip, I have two pairs of pants that become shorts to be comfortable.

    I am very happy with my crocs and believe they are worth the extra weight, my feet will thank me at the end of the night.

    I will carry a small tube of toothpaste and a toothbrush, duct tape is included in my gear kit. There are different pills in my first aid kit, among them is Ibuprophen.

    I do not want to pay for mail drops in the wilderness, so I will carry what I think I need for this trip when I start. On my actual thru hike, I will ditch clothes and have them sent to me as I feel I need them.

    I think I covered everything, thanks for the feedback,
    Kirby

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    Cool....printing the list to go over it later.....

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