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Take a sink plug instead. Some find the flat kind preferable to a stopper because it will cover a variety of sink drains. The plugs have disappeared on a majority of the laundry sinks...Sink
methodist.pilgrim.98 wrote:Rucksack weight: the conventional wisdom is 10% of body weight max but no more than 8kg. The less you carry the better.
meisterbalogna wrote:Doug, can you give me the link to the CSJ site? I don't think I've been on it and it seems like a great resource.
I weighed my pack out today and it's right at 10% of my body weight so if I go by the 15% I should be fine with food and water and still be less than 8kg.
No. The heavier stuff should be close to your mid-back or higher, so that it does not get leverage to bend you backward. The bottom of the pack should be something light like your sleeping bag.The heavier stuff at the bottom
Sojourner47 wrote:Well, I've said all this before, but will go one more time...
For the life of me I cannot see what on earth you guys are carrying that make you fill 40/50/60 litre packs with 8,10 or more kilos weight.
I've just done a full packing -35 litre LoweAlpine Airzone pack, with hooped bivi bag,sleeping bag, inflatable mat,spare clothes plus all the other washing kit, first aid stuff blahblahblah, plus 1 litre water and about 500grms trail snacks, and it comes out at 6.4kgs all up.If I were staying in albergues/hostals, rather than wild camping, total weight would be about half that.
But then, as I've also said, you're carrying it all, not me, thank goodness....
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