/ Rucksack size help!!
I have weighed my kit and its come to about 23 kg.
Help greatly appreciated
Clothing, tent, sleeping kit, cooker, food and fuel for 3 weeks ?
Yea all the above kit is shared between myself and 4 others so around 23kg
Do you know anyone with a 60 or 80 litre sack you could borrow to do a trial packing session ? That would give you a much better idea.
Thanks, I will have a look around :)
However fit and comfort is really important especially with heavy loads. If you cant physically carry or it is uncomfortable to carry a heavy load then it makes little sense to get a giant pack. Far better to get a smaller more comfortable pack, im sure your team would rather you took a smaller pack that you could manage than take a monster an either injure yourself or end up moaning a lot. Osprey do smaller packs (as in 65L)that seem to fit this philosophy quite well.
23kg seems quite a lot for 2 weeks- even for sval. If you post a kit list we might be able to both judge the size of rucksack needed better and possibly help lighten your load.
But you'll probably be looking at a pack around 65 ltrs in size. But If you are small try and take a smaller one!
How much of that weight is food?
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