I Keep Adding to My Pack, Ultralight isn’t My Forte

So, my base weight isn’t good.  I need help with lightening my pack.  I have rei quarter dome 2 SL, cocoon silk bag liner, rei magma bag, klymit pad, MSR for one stove, meals, knife, medical kit, poncho, bug jacket, hydration pack, water filter, wipes, snacks and change of clothes.  But the Trekchair was so cool I bought it, now I have that weight of a pound too, but seemed for chair on trail and not cold rock or ground was worth it.  I have my dog too but I’m going to have her carry her food. Excited to review the Trekchair in April.

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Comments 1

  • Jago : Mar 24th

    Sounds like you will be doing some wonderful trekking… just some feedback to help lighten your load, that REI tent is a it in the heavy side, lots of lighter options.
    Certainly you love your dog, however perhaps that is preventing you from seeking a one person tent.
    IMO only, a dog ends up wing a liability due to possible injury, it “seeking out” critters that may end up in your campsite.
    Additionally a camp chair adds weight , Luke and can raise your packs center of gravity while hiking, definitely not good for ones torso, back etc.
    A diy “sit upon” fashioned from a foam sleep pad is a much lighter option.
    Enjoy your trek and please consider this feedback as suggestions, rather than criticism.


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