redbruce wrote:Starting pack weight (minus water, fuel, food) for last 11 day expedition (Overland in March) would be 17kg.
RonK wrote:redbruce wrote:Starting pack weight (minus water, fuel, food) for last 11 day expedition (Overland in March) would be 17kg.
That sounds like a lot of weight for an OLT - considering you are going to add around 3 kg of food, 1 kg of water and half a kg of fuel.
Perhaps it's more than just your pack that needs rationalising.
PedroArvy wrote:IMO the Aarn is not at all fiddly in practice. I wouldn't even consider another pack again unless extreme bush bashing was what I was doing.
farefam wrote:The Aarn design looks like it would be very good to use on formed tracks (particularly on long trips). May have to consider it when my Macpac finally gives up from the decades of punishment it has suffered. I'm doubtful that it would be suitable for long scrub-bashing trips though. In my experience a narrower pack width is better for easing yourself through tight, dense scrub (e.g. ti-tree) rather than winding up getting caught on the scrub. A pack design with removable sidepockets can help keep the load closer to your back and minimise the stresses (I attach one on my Macpac Cascade for long trips).
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