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    What is in your pack and weights

    I am planning on a backcountry hunt in 2015 in Colorado. I have been looking at gear and so on to start getting ready and was hoping to get some ideas from you all on what all you take in your pack and what the weights are on that gear
    There is such a huge number of different things these days and I really don't know what to consider "light" as far as some gear choices like tents sleeping bags and so on
    So was hoping that someone here might have a list of what they take with the weights of some things that would at least give me an idea on where to start


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    What is in your pack and weights

    Backpacking Light has a good section of user gear lists if you want to see some UL loadouts.

    Look at your "Big Three" if you want to go light. That is shelter, sleeping, and backpack. I'll be using a Paradox Evolution pack that weighs about 3.5 lbs, a Seek Outside LBO that weighs 24 oz, an EE quilt that weighs 27 oz, and a neoair that weighs 19 oz. so my big three total just under 8 lbs.

    With that weight I should be close to 30 lbs total for a September 5-7 day elk hunt.


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    I have a ways to go, my day pack is usually around 25lbs. So me, fully dressed with pack and weapon, I'm about 250lbs on the hoof!

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    Pack I was planning on using is a badlands 2200 or 2800 not sure there yet but wasn't sure whys most consider "light" as far as the tent and sleeping go. I know a bivy sack would be the lightest way but would rather go with a good 2 person tent and most I have looked at are in the 5lb range. And some bags are in the 3-4 lb range


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    Pack I was planning on using is a badlands 2200 or 2800 not sure there yet but wasn't sure whys most consider "light" as far as the tent and sleeping go. I know a bivy sack would be the lightest way but would rather go with a good 2 person tent and most I have looked at are in the 5lb range. And some bags are in the 3-4 lb range


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    IMO that is a pretty small pack to do a backpack hunt with. Shelter and bag requirements will depend alot on where and what time of year you are hunting. I would not go with just a bivy sack unless you take a tarp to make some shelter over it so you have some room and a place to keep your gear dry if it rains or snows.
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    What size pack would you suggest musket?
    Would have thought the 2800 would be big enough. But I have no clue and I'm here to learn bud


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    I will put together a big post for this later today. I will have some pictures and things to go with this.

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    Scott that would be fantastic


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    5-Day Backcountry Baseline Pack Weights
    Gear Category Baselines and Actual Pack Weights
    This might help a little bit. Here is what I shoot for on my category weight bench-marks. -G


    Gear Category: Base-Line Target Weight: Guy's Actual Weight:

    On-Person Gear N/A N/A
    Camping Gear 20.0 lbs. 19.3 lbs.
    Food/Hydration 5.0 lbs. 5.3 lbs.
    Clothing 3.0 lbs. 3.4 lbs.
    Survival/Emergency 1.5 lbs. 1.5 lbs.
    Personal Items/Hunting 3.5 lbs. 3.8 lbs.
    Total Dry Pack Weight: 33.0 lbs. 33.3 lbs.
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