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10 March 2005

test pack

i did a test pack and weighing of my backpack filled with gear and clothes... 23.5 pounds. that's pretty close to my 20 pound goal, but there are a few things which i haven't yet packed. i have a few ideas of where i can shed a few pounds.

i think i need to stop back into the shop where i bought my pack and see if they can give me a tutorial... there are straps, buckles, and harnesses all over this thing. quick plug for bob smith's wilderness house on commonwealth avenue in boston... everyone there was extremly knowledgeable and very helpful. great place... glad i bought my pack there.

posted by paul on Thu 10 Mar 2005 at 15:35:41 est (-05:00)

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23 Lbs. Very impressive. Your pal Beebe would be proud of you an could take a few lessons. He thought he did well hiking the Apalacian Trail with 35-40. I can already see the book title. Around the world on 23 pounds.

posted by NEAL DAVID on Thu 10 Mar 2005 at 19:43:44 est (-05:00)

The owner at Bob's rocks...he's a libertarian!

posted by sjn on Fri 11 Mar 2005 at 12:31:45 est (-05:00)

nd... i'm guessing beebe had to deal with all kinds of camping gear that i most likely won't need. the weight of a tent, outdoor sleeping bag, and miscellaneous camping supplies can really add up.

posted by paul recon on Sat 12 Mar 2005 at 01:18:03 est (-05:00)

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