After spending a fortune getting my pack weight down , I’ve decided to take some ultra-lite packers tips and weigh my gear. Hopefully this spotlights anything that will get the ounces down. Does anyone have any tips?
Current Backpack and contents. Weights are being added.
Go-lite Pinnacle Pack
Tarptent Squall 2 , sack , ground cloth stakes 2lbs 8.6 oz | Probably never get anything lighter than this.
North Face Aleutian 20°f bag 3lbs 4 oz – 1lbs 13 oz saved with Mont Bell # 3.
Neo Air sleeping Pad 15.5 oz – Could Shave a few ounces , but enjoying the luxury.
Oregon research Sin-nylon pack-cover 9.1oz – Will shave 7.5 ounces with Cuben fiber cover
Kataydyn Hiker water filter 13.1 OZ – I could save 11.9 OZ with Micropur MP1 tabs
3 Liter Platypus water bottle
1 liter Platypus Water bottle
Princeton Quad headlamp 3.5oz – saved 2 oz with Princeton scout.
GSI coffee filter and papers
MSR Titanium pot 4.6 oz
Snow Peak 450 double walled mug 4.3 oz
MSR pocket rocket stove 4 oz
Buck knife 4.6 oz – 1.9 oz saved with Mora Classic
Light my fire spork
A few large BIC lighters
Extra Clothes & raingear 2lbs 4.7 oz
Toiletries , medical kit 5 oz
Solar Panel with 2 Sanyo Eneloop AA’s 6.5 oz
Maggellan Explorist 400 GPS 5.5 oz
Cannon Elph Camera and extra battery 7.7 oz
Odds and ends , sugar, tea , tooth floss? 7.1 oz
50 Foot emergency spectra line 3 oz
Toys and consumables
Zune HD 5.6 oz
Smokes and alcohol 😉
Nordhouse Dunes total bag weight 28.5 LBS with water, whiskey and smokes.
After Nordhouse Dunes , without electronics , water , booze everything else , 12.5 lbs ? I must be missing something.