View Full Version : 38 lb pack weight

03-29-2010, 06:00 PM
Geared up for 3 nights. Pack weighing in at 38 lbs. This includes all fishing gear, everything I am taking is in or strapped to the pack.

i dropped 3 lbs as i plan to wear my wading boots in so I do not have to carry 2 pairs of boots.

Does this seem about the norm for most? I know some go in lighter and some heavier.

03-29-2010, 06:42 PM
For three nights that is pretty good.

I have only got to do one three night trip and I was around 45. I do plan to take at least one that length this year.

Speck Lover
03-29-2010, 06:44 PM
38-40 lbs. is pretty close to what my pack normally weighs for a 4 night/5 day trip in early spring when I go alone. Hopefully the weather will be good for your trip.

03-29-2010, 07:49 PM
Mine is normally around 50lbs, but I have a cheap tent and carry about 5lbs of crap that I don't really need.

03-29-2010, 08:13 PM
I just did 2 nights this past weekend with fishing gear, water and food I came in at 30lbs. I took a really light cheap pair of vinyl waders I got online for $7 and keen water sandals to wade in. Made a lightweight rod tube out of a flourescent bulb holder, and cut my pack weight from 6 lbs to 3 lbs by switching from an old heavy gregory to a new rei flash 65 pack. Walked 20 miles round trip to Hesse Creek and back in order to fight a monster 3 inch black dace ;) Still had fun though...

03-29-2010, 08:24 PM
That's a awesome pack weight for 3 days i just got back from a 2 day trip and I was 35lbs but I carried my boots and waders and vest and used a mailing tube for a rod holder wrapped with clear plastic tape for water prooffing. Have a great trip!

03-29-2010, 08:55 PM
I don't even want to know what my pack will weigh for my 4 day trip coming up :eek: I've taken everything and put in in a platic bin and I am wondering how in the world will I ever get all that in my pack. I've got a feeling some things may get left at home. I'm trying to be prepared but enough is enough, I reckon.

03-29-2010, 09:01 PM
Well, I decided to up it to 40 lbs. I am going to carry my wading boots and wear my hiking boots.

Thanks for the responses, I love this forum. Best fishin/campin forum I have ever visited.

03-29-2010, 10:52 PM
I am going to carry my wading boots and wear my hiking boots.

If you plan on doing a lot more hiking/fishing, you should really check into some Korkers...I won't rehash the details, just do a search for "Korkers" on the forum...you won't be sorry...

03-30-2010, 08:17 AM
Mike, call me if you interested in some brook trout streams within hiking distance of where you intend to camp. Cell 506-0322.

03-30-2010, 01:26 PM
For Six days and 5 nights my normal back country trips I used to think just like Birdman and the Boy Scouts.

"Be Prepared for Anything" meaning that my pack weighted in around 45 Plus pounds.

Today I think more like "A Country Boy can Survive" and around 40 is a lot better. :smile:

03-30-2010, 03:54 PM
True, true... unfortunately, whiskey is pretty heavy!

Rog 1
04-05-2010, 10:37 AM
The whiskey may be heavy but lightening the load is a lot of good work...

04-05-2010, 02:31 PM
The whiskey may be heavy but lightening the load is a lot of good work...

Whiskey ain't heavy brother...whiskey ain't heavy. :biggrin:

David Knapp
04-05-2010, 03:55 PM
I can't get my pack under 40 pounds and I've got some good lightweight gear...:frown: My problem is that I'm always prepared for way more than necessary...:rolleyes:

04-05-2010, 04:00 PM
I would love to have some nice gear, but those days are gone, me thinks. My MSR stove still works thank goodness and I still have a nice Kelty pack. I do regret letting my little cousin have my Kelty 3 season for Boy Scouts.

Rog 1
04-05-2010, 04:57 PM
I have no idea how much my first pack weighed on my initial excursion into the BC....cheap 2 man tent and a borrowed llbean down bag...high tech fibers were scarce and not a lot of wool worn in Fla...only interest was not having to hike in and out every day to fish in the same locale....probably took way too many creature comforts...have packed in several times with my son who always claimed to be able to carry more than he could....big mistake on my part...did do an overnight trip once with nothing more than a ground cover, a sweat suit and a thin sleep closed foam pad...all was fine until the temps dropped way below the comfort zone....