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    How Light Can You Get



    Guy just sent this picture my way. 36lbs for 5 days of hunting, think you could go lighter than that?

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    I could get close, but I will need a few thousand dollars to buy new gear. Someone want to sponsor me

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    A lot depends what that includes. Rifle/scope? Binoculars? GPS? Rangefinder? Bear Spray? Spotting scope/tripod? Clothes, coat and boots you are wearing? Trekking poles? Water? Knife?
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    I dont think I can get that light but I am close. Like UH said it just depends on what you include. I include pretty much everything even bow with arrows release etc. This year looks like low to mid 50s with everything. I will post a list when I get it nailed down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post
    A lot depends what that includes. Rifle/scope? Binoculars? GPS? Rangefinder? Bear Spray? Spotting scope/tripod? Clothes, coat and boots you are wearing? Trekking poles? Water? Knife?
    This is what was in it.
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    That pack alone is 6-7 lbs. Theres a fine line between light and comfortable!
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    I can get to 30 lbs with a base weight of around 8 lbs consisting of a Paradox Evolution pack, Seek Outside LBO and an EE Rev X plus pad.

    You really have to balance weight with comfort and peace of mind.

    Here is a good blog post on the how / why of going lighter for hunting.

    http://seekoutside.com/ultralight-hunting-kit-primer/


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    Quote Originally Posted by RockChucker30 View Post

    You really have to balance weight with comfort and peace of mind.
    Nailed it.

    A buddy and I were just talking about this yesterday. We did 5 day's in the Bob @ 42lbs each. Someone told him they got it down to 35lbs. When it came down to it he later mentioned he took nothing but cliff bars and then caught some fish....
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    Looks like he did a pretty good job! I'm surprised all that only goes 36 lbs after looking at what all's in there.. And getting it done with a "6-7" pound pack that doesn't start with a "K"!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottR View Post
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    It's amazing that the blue ice chest with the white lid fit in the pack.

    I haven't done a lot of backpacking but on my last one I created a spreadsheet for every single item I would be carrying up the mountain and the weight of each item to help me make decisions. One thing I really liked is I packed daily meals in a single Ziploc which made restocking my pack really easy.
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