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    So this magical 9kg Backpack weight. Just what does it include ? is it a weekends Hiking ? Does it include water and food ? I don't know! So what do you carry in your Backpack to achieve this magical 9kg.

    Please describe and itemise the item and include the weight including your food.and water. Lets just see how many achieve this or cannot be bothered and just want comfort and Fun !

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    Quote Originally Posted by FOX160 View Post

    So this magical 9kg Backpack weight. Just what does it include ? is it a weekends Hiking ? Does it include water and food ? I don't know! So what do you carry in your Backpack to achieve this magical 9kg.

    Please describe and itemise the item and include the weight including your food.and water. Lets just see how many achieve this or cannot be bothered and just want comfort and Fun !
    Where did you get 9kg from?

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    You can get a lot lower than 9kg. However it depends on what you include in the 9kg. If you include food and water and fuel then 9kg is pretty low.

    My base weight is around 6kg.

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    So what is your gear and food and water and weight of items and over how many days Outdoordude ?

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    Did somebody mention kit lists?

    Linky

    Those are typical weekend loads, for longer trips I just change the food and fuel, from my CWT walk last year, this was the set off weight with 5 days of food and a weeks worth of fuel, we resupplied on the way ..

    Linky

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    I carry about 15kg around. I'm not running tho and carried on the hips its fine for me.

    I guess if you spend enough cash you can have a very light pack.

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    Which season, which setting (country, upland, uk, etc.). Pretty relevant to weight!

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    My base weight for the coming weekend in the Lakes with ice axe & microspikes is just over 7KG without food & fuel. Will be about 9kg with that added.

    I'll be comfortable & hopefully have fun. No magic involved.

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    redscotti Today at 18:52 Which season, which setting (country, upland, uk, etc.). Pretty relevant to weight!

    OK Lets say include the season 2 or 3 too shall we

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    About 5kg without food - I seldom carry water.

    It cost a lot.

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    I have one tent, one sleeping bag, etc. My weights don't alter a great deal over the seasons. Less clothing perhaps.

    I guess I'll be at the economy end of hiking

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    Thanks Shewie What a contribution Thats cool Andy Long EDH you have to do a lot better than that !!

    where has the rest of ODM gone

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    Yeah shewies kit lists will be useful for me, I'll compare my cheap stuff with the spensive and see if I can't benefit.

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    Andy theres no price on honesty fella I have a Primus ETA paclite at 730g and still smiling But will split the weight with the Mrs

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    Exactly redscotti.

    Has anyone ever hear that tale about the kings new clothes...?

    Sometimes, what gets focused on becomes a very popular topic, but distracts from something else that's otherwise obviously important to consider too.

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    I probs have just over 6kg with rucksack, bag, mat and tent. I confess to carrying about a trangia which isn't light.

    Haven't got any down stuff, but that said I'd get it wet

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    I have a small Down puff jacket from Primark weigh it later (Blush)

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    Toot Today at 19:54


    Exactly redscotti.

    Has anyone ever hear that tale about the kings new clothes...?

    Sometimes, what gets focused on becomes a very popular topic, but distracts from something else that's otherwise obviously important to consider too.

    Weigh you pack and post it up !!!!!!!

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    TBH FOX160, I really couldn't be arsed! (Perhaps when I have recovered from a very nice trifle I may look for the scales and post a few figures, but it's such a faff...)

    No idea just what my packs weigh.

    What I do know is that two rucksacks are in the car right now. The red one is my daypack. The black one is my "overnighter". If, on the way to work tomorrow, I decide to disappear into the hills instead, I shall do so - and I'm already packed with what the weather-forecast and experience suggests I shall need to do things as I like them done. What either pack weighs, I really don't know. One will let me wander around all day (breakfast lunch and evening meal included). The other will let me spend three days out, pretty much no matter what variation of forecast weather is thrown up, with no need to add anything to the pack to enable me to take that time.

    In winter, both bags are heavier than in summer. In summer, both bags weigh less than they do in winter. That's it - all I know. .

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    This is an extract from the manuscript of my book The Walker's Handbook; Everything You Need to Know about Walking in the British Islesthat is shortly going to press. Unfortunately, some of the formatting has been lost.

    57 The following list of kit for an ultra-lightweight outfit is likely be suitable for a week-long backpacking trip anywhere in the British Isles (except Scotland} from April to October inclusive. The same outfit would serve in Scotland from May to September inclusive with the addition of a midge jacket and by substituting trousers for shorts. For longer trips, consider adding another Merino wool short-sleeved top and a pair of Merino wool underpants. Food and water have not been included in the list.

    58 It is not intended to be an authoritative guide but to demonstrate just how light a practical outfit can be. Brand names have been omitted because there are many alternative items of similar weight that would serve equally well.



    ITEM WEIGHT IN GRAMS

    Rucksack, plastic bag liner & rain cover 480

    Tent and polycryo groundsheet-protector in plastic bag 1150

    1-metre long closed cell sleeping mat 120

    Down sleeping bag in stuff sack & plastic bag 690

    Gas stove 85

    Fuel 380

    Disposable lighter 20

    Windshield (home-made) 40

    Titanium mug (doubles as cooking pot) 55

    Pot holder 20

    Pot cosy (home-made) 20

    Spork 10

    Tin opener 10

    Half a nylon scouring pad 10

    J-cloth used as tea towel 10

    Assorted plastic bags 50

    Pour & Store plastic bag for use as an in-tent urinal 10

    1.5-litre home-made hydration system 90

    Headtorch 35

    1 metre of duct tape for emergency repairs 5

    Waterproof jacket 350

    Waterproof overtrousers 290

    Ankle gaiters 90

    Merino wool long-sleeved top 170

    1 pair of liner socks 35

    Nylon tights for sleepwear 40

    Comb, toothbrush, toothpaste in tiny tube, multi-purpose

    concentrated soap, nail file, roll of sticking plaster,

    Compeed, antiseptic wipes, 2 J-cloths for washing 220

    Maps printed on waterproof paper from software 50

    Miniature radio and earphones 55

    Spare batteries 65

    Weight of clothes & equipment carried in pack 4.66 kg


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