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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Mooresville, NC

    Default 38 lb pack weight

    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.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Andersonville, TN


    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.

    jasonkelkins at yahoo dot com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2009


    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.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008


    Mine is normally around 50lbs, but I have a cheap tent and carry about 5lbs of crap that I don't really need.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Maryville, TN


    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...

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Maryville Tennessee


    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!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Mid. TN


    I don't even want to know what my pack will weigh for my 4 day trip coming up 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.
    John 3:16

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