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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Initial Gear Assessment

Just did first “weigh in” of the equipment and was pleasantly surprised. Preliminary weight of all the carry equipment (stuff that I won’t be wearing) including backpack itself as well as 1L water bottle with contents is ~2.5KG. It all fits into deuter Pace 20 backpack nicely with plenty of room to spare. It’s so light and low-profile I can barely feel it on my back.

An here I was prepared to do away with up to 5KG.

I guess I won’t be needing external attachable pockets. I’ll also do away with just one hip pack.

P.S. the weight-in did not include second pair of shoes (additional 600-700g). I’m in doubt whether I can’t manage with just one pair.