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    5 Day hunt- What does your pack weigh?

    I am headed out tomorrow for my Nevada hunt and got everything in the pack ready to roll. I weighed it with a hanging fish scale and it was heavy... 56 lbs. I am gonna look at it again in the morning and hope to be able to shave a couple pounds.

    Just curious what others packs weigh when they head for the backcountry?

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    I got mine ready with my new gear and came out at 48 Lbs with water and without my bow.

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    With my BL 4500 I run between 50-60 lbs depending on If I am going solo or with others, but I eat a lot!
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    When I had the Kifaru EMR with 5 days was 58 lbs, but the pack alone was 12 lbs of that with the pouches and XTL lid.

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    55 lbs. With my rifle. 5 days. I know it's an old link bit I am proud of that pack weight

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    My knees hurt just reading those weights. I did 7 days at 38# last week of bow season last year and had extra layers and plenty of food that included my bow, binos, and rangefinder. If you plan right and take notes on each time you go out, no matter the game, you can shave weight and save your back and knees. I usually lay everything out then scrutinize every item to save weight, because ounces add up to pounds. Big savers for me include 3# off my pack by "trimming off" unneeded buckles, straps, and compartments, down sleeping bag, titanium pot, and for week long trips just tent fly and poles. Lots of resources in the ultralight backpacking world that can easily be integrated into DIY hunting. Hope to break 35# next year.
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    This past year, I was about 42 pounds for a 8 day hunt using my Badlands 4500 pack. However, this did not include water, my weapon or binoculars/rangefinder and I added another couple pounds of food as this only included my MH meals for dinner. So, for a 5 day hunt, I think I could weigh in around 40-42 pounds, max 45 pounds. Would have to get a lighter pack to break under 40 I think, but like elkhunter, I try to get lighter each year. Good information on his thread as I also take notes and lay everything out before each trip and I take a picture of my gear spread for future reference.

    Heck, I'm not sure which is more fun; getting the gear ready or the hunt itself!

    WP

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    Quote Originally Posted by elk*hunter View Post
    My knees hurt just reading those weights. I did 7 days at 38# last week of bow season last year and had extra layers and plenty of food that included my bow, binos, and rangefinder. If you plan right and take notes on each time you go out, no matter the game, you can shave weight and save your back and knees. I usually lay everything out then scrutinize every item to save weight, because ounces add up to pounds. Big savers for me include 3# off my pack by "trimming off" unneeded buckles, straps, and compartments, down sleeping bag, titanium pot, and for week long trips just tent fly and poles. Lots of resources in the ultralight backpacking world that can easily be integrated into DIY hunting. Hope to break 35# next year.
    Elk Hunter please help.... I am all ears. My note system would blow your mind. I pack by an excel spreadsheet, over the years I have weighed out everything. i could "pack" my bag right now in 20 mins and tell you the exact oz. But I can't shave the weight, I bet I could drop maybe 2-3 lbs in luxury items but 17 lbs boy I am ears.... Here is a list of my big ticket items that quickly come out to 29.27 lbs....

    Binos 34 ozs. Swaro, I've thought about getting lightweight less quality for pack trips
    Tent 64.37 ozs.
    Pack 77.5 ozs
    Big Agnes Sleeping bag 45.89 ozs.
    Thermarest 25.93
    Rifle with scope and loaded 111.09
    Tripod 33.51
    Spotter 52.03... I know this is my monster. Another Swaro and just having a hard time compromising the quality.
    Water I pack in with 24 ozs.

    So there she is... 29.27 lbs with just a few things. PLEASE HELP!!!!!

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    For me it is usually between 40 - 45#

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