Math Story Problem
Ok. I fretted.
It reminded of a middle school math story problem: “Knowing Naomi can only carry total of 10,00 grams (somewhere over 20 lbs) How much gear can she carry?”
As previously shared, due to compression fractures and physical limitations, I can carry about 20 lbs total.
Have been training gradually adding pounds to my pack and using poles. Despite daily lifting, I’m still lame, and worry about the AT in September of 2023. I can’t carry too much.
Mass is kinda the same thing as weight. I KNEW carrying light was the only way I could manage. So me and mutts massed existing items. I used grams because not only was it scientific and to me exotic, but much more precise.
I opted for a one-person “heavy” item, thus saving a few grams.
I picked up El Cheap-o scale at Target and frankly, do not know if it’s accurate.
Pack: Osprey brand with internal stays, belt and side, zippered pockets massed with rain thing 55 L= 330 g (but Pack is not big enough, thinking about a 55 L)
Tent Nemo one person with stakes: 595
Umbrella: 5 g
Rain pants: .5
Cook (cup, spork, tripod, fuel canister) 2.0
Sleeping bag. 3.0 g
Stuff sacks: .71
So far: 933 grams or about 2 lbs. I have not yet added food or water.
Not yet massed; rain jacket, dry change, several stuff sacks, first aid, or food. Plan to wear the most heavy stuff.
Please be specific and factual – brands, grams.
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