Dry Creek (SW WA) camping?

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Re: Dry Creek (SW WA) camping?

Post by drm » February 20th, 2020, 7:23 am

But, but - 22 pounds?

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Re: Dry Creek (SW WA) camping?

Post by Webfoot » February 20th, 2020, 8:39 am

teachpdx wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 9:10 am
I think the kit is around 22 lbs. ... I take it on nearly every trip that is <4 miles in and has adequate trees.
Can I hire you as a porter for my day hikes? :lol:

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Re: Dry Creek (SW WA) camping?

Post by teachpdx » February 20th, 2020, 9:36 am

It's honestly not that bad!

We save weight by not packing redundant things (tent, additional shelter if it's raining, sleeping pads in the summer, etc.) so in reality it's only a net add of about 17 lbs +/- from a normal backpacking trek. Divided between both of us it's only an additional 8.5 lbs each (one carries the ratchets and straps, the other carries the tent itself)... and adding less than 9 lbs for the comfort is worth it completely.

But no, I will not take it on extended treks. I'll add 9 lbs over a short distance, but adding 9 lbs on a 5-7 day trek is absolutely nutso. We will be packing the ultralight 2-man tent on our 100-miler in Yellowstone this summer, for sure.
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