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A New and lightweight backpacking system.

Discussion in 'Camping' started by oldsparkey, May 27, 2017.

  1. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    I have worked out the perfect lightweight backpacking system for myself. The following list does not include and consumables , WATER , FOOD or FUEL for the Alcohol stove. Also any adult beverage for the hiker since it is considered extremely consumable or perishable. :rolleyes:
    Also not included is any clothing worn or items carried in the pockets. Plus for a 3 day 2 night trip no spare clothing.

    Backpack
    Zpacks Nano.......................................................... 10 oz
    ******Total 10 oz************

    Sleeping................................
    Grand Trunk Nano .................................................................... 7. oz
    ENO Helos Straps..................................................................... 4.4 oz
    Warbonnet Bug Net.......................................................................7.5 oz
    Under quilt , Summer 3/4 length................................................10.5 oz
    Cuben Fiber Tarp , Snake skins , steaks ,lines, stuff sack......... 12.5 oz

    **Total 41.9 oz .....2.61 Pounds.

    Kitchen...............................
    Cook Kit.....Cup , Titanium burner , X stand ................................. 6. oz
    Humangear GoBites Duo Fork & Spoon Set...................................... .8 oz
    Wind Screen..............( seasonal ) ..................................................... 4.2 oz
    Matches & Lighter........................................................................... . 1.7 oz
    2QZQ Tree table.......( seasonal ) ................................................... . 7.6 oz
    Op Sack Food Bag............................................................................. 1.5 oz
    Stuff Sack........................................................................................... 1.6 oz

    ********Total 23.4 oz .........1.46 pounds.
    Seasonal or optional items removed... Total weight ....17.5 oz Without Fuel.

    *************************************************************************************
    Cooking system not needing any fuel , wood burning system. Pick up wood as you go.
    Snow Peak Trek 900 cup minus the frying pan lid..........................3.5 oz
    4 dog titanium lid .............................................................................. .7oz
    Stuff Sack............................................................................................ .3 oz
    Snow Peak Titanium frying pan / lid for the cup..............................1.8 oz
    Solo Stove Lite....................................................................................9. oz
    Total of the above without the frying pan........... 13.5 oz
    Spoon & Fork , Matches & lighter ,Op Sack Food Bag....... Total 17.5oz
    *************************************************************************************
    Water..............
    Mini Sawyer...................................................................................... 1.3 oz
    Platypus Dirty Water Bag..................................................................2.2 oz
    Dirty Water Hose ( Short ) ............................................................... .9 oz
    Katyadyn BeFree water bottle............................................................1.9 oz
    Stuff Sack........................................................................................... .7 oz
    Total ........7 oz

    Incidentals.............
    Zpack Cuben Fiber Chest Bag...............................................................3.1 Bandana.................................................................................................1.8 oz
    Geertop Ground Cloth............( seasonal ) ............................................6.6 oz
    Z Seat.....................................( seasonal ) ............................................. 2.3 oz
    Bug Dope................................( seasonal )........................................... . 3.8 Headlamp............................................................................................... 3.3 oz
    OR Helium Rain Jacket........................( seasonal )................................6.3 oz
    Trowel ....Plastic bright orange ..............................................................1.8 oz
    Cotonell Wet Ones , one pack of 10 ........................................................1.2 oz
    Pill box .................................................................................................. 1 oz
    Swiss Campers Knife............................................................................. 2.5 oz
    Total...33,7 oz.....2.10 pounds.
    Seasonal or optional items removed ....... 14.7 oz

    Grand Total.....116. oz.......... 7.25 pounds.
    With Seasonal removed..91.1 oz... 5.69 pounds
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2017
  2. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Always looking for a lighter way to do things when it comes to packing it. I found a system that works and you can leave the fuel at home.
    Fuel does increase the packs weight but is not counted since it is a consumable. Irregardless it still is in the pack , on your back , and you are the mule carrying it.

    What I found.
    Snow Peak Trek 900 cup minus the frying pan lid..........................3.5 oz
    4 dog titanium lid .............................................................................. .7oz
    Stuff Sack............................................................................................ .3 oz
    ( Snow Peak Titanium frying pan / lid for the cup..............................1.8 oz )
    Solo Stove Lite....................................................................................9. oz
    Total of the above without the frying pan........... 13.5 oz
    Spoon & Fork , Matches & lighter ,Op Sack Food Bag....... Total 17.5oz

    Yep , the same weight ( 17.5 ounces ) as the alcohol burner system without the fuel.

    Using the Snow Peak Titanium Trek 900 and the Solo Stove Lite . Ditching the Snow Peak Titanium frying pan/lid that comes with the cup . That frying pan is really small , a one egg pan at the best.
    Replacing it with the 4 Dog Titanium lid there is a weight savings.
    The real weight savings comes from not having to carry fuel , Just pick it up as you go along or in camp. When using a alcohol stove I figure on 1 ounce of alcohol per meal ( 5 to 7 minute burn time ) and then multiply the total days by 4 or 5 , it does add up really fast.
    4 or 5 ounces since there is a usually a hot beverage or two besides the normal meals.

    The Solo Stove Lite in it's stuff sack will just fit inside the Snow Peak 900. The 4 Dog lid fits on the cup upside down , Cinch all of it together in the Snow Peaks stuff sack for a small , complete , rattle free unit.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2017
  3. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Yep at it again.........

    The old Kitchen

    Cook Kit.....Cup , Titanium burner , X stand ................................. 6. oz
    Humangear GoBites Duo Fork & Spoon Set...................................... .8 oz
    Wind Screen..............( seasonal ) ..................................................... 4.2 oz
    Matches & Lighter........................................................................... . 1.7 oz
    2QZQ Tree table.......( seasonal ) ................................................... . 7.6 oz
    Op Sack Food Bag............................................................................. 1.5 oz
    Stuff Sack........................................................................................... 1.6 oz

    ********Total 23.4 oz .........1.46 pounds.
    Seasonal or optional items removed... Total weight ....17.5 oz Without Fuel.


    Replaced with...............
    Evernew Titanium Stove ................................................................. 1.2 oz
    Vargo Titanium Hexagon Wood Burning Stove................................ 5. oz
    Toaks Cup and lid............................................................................ 3.2oz
    Humangear GoBites Duo Fork & Spoon Set........................................ .8 oz
    Stuff Sack.......................................................................................... 1.6 oz


    ******* 11.8 oz total ( a 5.7 oz savings over the old kitchen )
    Double duty cooking system.
    The Evernew for alcohol and can be used inside the Vargo with the Vargo being the windscreen.
    The Vargo is a wood burning stove and can be used that way.

    ******************************************************************************************
    Sleeping.........( OLD ) .......................
    Grand Trunk Nano .................................................................... 7. oz
    ENO Helos Straps..................................................................... 4.4 oz
    Warbonnet Bug Net.......................................................................7.5 oz
    Under quilt , Summer 3/4 length................................................10.5 oz
    Cuben Fiber Tarp , Snake skins , steaks ,lines, stuff sack......... 12.5 oz

    **Total 41.9 oz .....2.61 Pounds
    .

    New Sleeping.
    Warbonnet Traveler Hammock................................................... 12.4 oz
    Warbonnet Bug net....................................................................... 7.6 oz
    Warbonnet tree straps ................................................................. 4.3 oz
    Cuben fiber Tarp , snake skins , stakes and lines...........................12.4 oz
    Under quilt , Summer 3/4 length................................................. 10.5 oz


    Total 47.2 oz ... 2.95 pounds. a 5.3 oz increase.


    The rest stays the same ......
    Water..............
    Mini Sawyer...................................................................................... 1.3 oz
    Platypus Dirty Water Bag..................................................................2.2 oz
    Dirty Water Hose ( Short ) ............................................................... .9 oz
    Katyadyn BeFree water bottle............................................................1.9 oz
    Stuff Sack........................................................................................... .7 oz
    Total ........7 oz

    Incidentals.............
    Zpack Cuben Fiber Chest Bag...............................................................3.1 Bandana.................................................................................................1.8 oz
    Geertop Ground Cloth............( seasonal ) ............................................6.6 oz
    Z Seat.....................................( seasonal ) ............................................. 2.3 oz
    Bug Dope................................( seasonal )........................................... . 3.8 Headlamp............................................................................................... 3.3 oz
    OR Helium Rain Jacket........................( seasonal )................................6.3 oz
    Trowel ....Plastic bright orange ..............................................................1.8 oz
    Cotonell Wet Ones , one pack of 10 ........................................................1.2 oz
    Pill box .................................................................................................... 1 oz
    Swiss Campers Knife............................................................................... 2.5 oz
    Total...33,7 oz.....2.10 pounds.
    Seasonal or optional items removed ....... 14.7 oz

    Minus the packs weight.................
    Grand Total.....99.7 oz.......... 6.23 pounds.
    With seasonal removed ...80.7oz ....5.05 pounds.
    Add 10 oz for the weight of the pack to have the total Base Packs Weight.
     

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