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A Backpacking List: 3 Days Under 10 Pounds


This is a backpacking list for those who go really light. It is just an example of what I typically take on a weekend hike. We are all different in our needs, though, so don't take it as a recommendation. The individual items on the list are discussed on other pages of this site.

The list, with weights:

*GoLite Breeze Backpack: 12 ounces

*Western Mountaineering Bag: 17 ounces

*Integral Designs Tarp: 7 ounces

*GoLite Rain Jacket: 12 ounces

*Groundsheet: 2 ounces

*Sleeping Pad: 4 ounces

*Bathroom Supplies: 3 ounces

*First Aid Kit: 3 ounces

*Knife, Lighter, Etc: 3 ounces

*Hat: 1 ounce

*Gloves: 1 ounce *Poly Vest: 4 ounces

*Socks, 2 pair: 2 ounces

*T-shirt, long sleeve: 6 ounces

*Camera: 5 ounces

*Light: 1 ounce

*Water: 16 ounces

*Raw Sunflower Seeds: 16 ounces

*Fudge-dipped granola bars (8): 16 ounces

*Tortilla Chips: 16 ounces

*Vodka: 2 ounces

*Mental packing list: 0 ounces

TOTAL WEIGHT : 9 pounds, 5 ounces .

All of the items on this three-day backpacking list are discussed elsewhere in the site. You can also review all the ultralight equipment options on the page that covers the lightest backpacking gear.


The Ultralight Backpacking Site | A Backpacking List