Interesting read about gear.

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    That's a good read and I am sure the old timers could do light trips like this. Every thing I read about says they traveled lighter than modern man. If you carried just essentials 20# winter loadout could keep you well. But I think most people enjoy to many comforts to do so. And pemmican is reserved for dog food not human consumption but 5# of this stuff would serve a good diet for a week.
     
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    Good read indeed, thanks
     
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    Good read. I balance durability and amount.
    Ultra lighters would gasp on my maxpedition falcon II but i know it will last me the rest of my life just fine and its comfortable. I prefer my esee3 over a mora companion due to ease of use, its about finding a balance of weight vs safety.
    I have seen hikers carry only one source of fire, a bic, and fail. Needing to borrow another source or suffer for the night. Brought a tiny box cutter blade to cut packaging needing a full size knife for processing whatever. No metal container or filter of any kind and get the runs overnight and quit the hike with a evac.
     
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    Even after a few days I’m still thinking how I want to re analyze my gear again. I just love simple tried and true gear.
     
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    There was a post I saw yesterday in which the OP listed his sleep system as 7.5 lbs. I was aghast.
     
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    Saw that too. Now thats way too heavy for me. Maybe as a deep winter loadout.
     
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    HYOH. Be safe and have fun.
     

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