Pack weights and the TGO Challenge- 2 weeks to go

I really don't like the discussion of pack weight. I pay attention to it because I am old and don't want to carry the extra weight, but when you get to the parking lot, what you have is what you have, but I did want to post a list and I will perhaps discuss more of what is in the pack here later

Base weight 13.23 and skin out weight  16.43 pounds for 14 days
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 my gear alone
 Vicky (left below) and my gear together
Vicky is at 13 pounds skin out.


  1. What a great list!
    I think you're going to need substantially bigger pegs to stop that Duomid blowing away, Craig. Scotland has very loose peaty soils.
    I don't see any fleece midlayer in there? I wouldn't wear a down jacket under my waterproof when it pisses down in Scotland all day - it would get totally trashed. When it pees down the temperatures can be close to freezing with a massive wind chill on top.

  2. Sorry - just ticked the "notify me' box so I can retrieve follow up comments.

  3. Alan,
    You are right on both counts. I was on my way to get the 8” pegs this week, seems like a sensible weight penalty to keep the tent in the ground. 
    I do have fleece laid out for both of us and in the wet weather I prefer a fleece layer, but just haven’t justified putting it in yet… sounds like you might have made the decision for us.
    Thanks- Craig


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