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    Default Whats your Starting Pack Weight with Food and Water.( in lbs.) Hike your on Hike .

    Whats your Starting Pack Weight with Food and Water.( in lbs.) Hike your on Hike .

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    about 32lbs

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    Approximately 22lbs!
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    About 31lbs
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    35 lbs +or-

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    Btw I am heading to Springer this am. See you on the trail. Be safe.

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    Food to get to Neels Gap + 1 l water 20 lbs. Leaving 30 March from Springer.
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    Pack-food 4 days.-water-21 lbs.

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    22-25 pounds for temps I expect to not drop far below freezing.

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    It'll be 24 pounds.

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    With my new GoLite Quest I'm down to 31.8 lbs.
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    about 30 lbs.

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    33lbs, still trying to get it 30 by the 15th March for a 18 or 19th start at Springer.

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    20 lbs base plus 4.5 lbs food plus a liter = 26.5 plus crap that I throw in at the last minute. Also I'll be at Springer March 24.
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    8lbs without a liter of water is what I've trimmed down to
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    When people ask my pack weight including food and water, it's pretty necessary to know where the next food and water is. I'm at eight pounds base weight and I add one pound of food for every 10 miles to my next resupply, or about two pounds per day. On the AT, I rarely carried more than 2 pounds of water, often none at all. The most I ever carried on the AT, with 100 miles to my next food and one quart of water, was 20 pounds total.

    On Western trails, most hikers talk about base weight, or pack weight without food and water. A few use "from skin out" (FSO) weight. On the AT, hikers talk about "a full load of food and water". What the heck does that mean?
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    Irish Charm's full weight with four days of food is 33 pounds.
    Falling Turtle is 30 or 28 depending on whether or not I take my iPad! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by garlic08 View Post
    On Western trails, most hikers talk about base weight, or pack weight without food and water. A few use "from skin out" (FSO) weight. On the AT, hikers talk about "a full load of food and water". What the heck does that mean?
    Well different numbers are important to different people. Base weight is a nice number to keep in mind when putting together your setup since it doesnt change. But I think its more important to look at your total weight, because if you have a 8 lb base but your carrying 25 lbs it is important to know that, especially if you cant carry 25lbs comfortably. Your with food and water will definately vary depending if you are on day 1 or 3 out of town but still you should know what your max total weight is after a resupply to avoid carrying beyond your ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garlic08 View Post
    When people ask my pack weight including food and water, it's pretty necessary to know where the next food and water is. I'm at eight pounds base weight and I add one pound of food for every 10 miles to my next resupply, or about two pounds per day. On the AT, I rarely carried more than 2 pounds of water, often none at all. The most I ever carried on the AT, with 100 miles to my next food and one quart of water, was 20 pounds total.


    On Western trails, most hikers talk about base weight, or pack weight without food and water. A few use "from skin out" (FSO) weight. On the AT, hikers talk about "a full load of food and water". What the heck does that mean?
    O.K. 11 lbs, no food, no fuel, no water and wearing only base layer, long sleeve and shorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOMP View Post
    ...you should know what your max total weight is after a resupply to avoid carrying beyond your ability.
    OK, that makes sense. In over three years since I hiked the AT and joined this site, that's the first decent explanation I've heard. Thank you.
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