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[pct-l] packs: comfort vs weight: Why packs work

lemme re-phase...  it seems silly to me to bring a pack that weighs 
35% as much as the rest of your gear.  that's just my opinion :-)

> On Sun, 23 Jun 2002 21:31:57 -0400 (EDT), you wrote:
>> thanks for that great info!!  Good stuff.  However, if your
>> entire pack weight is ten lbs, a 3.5 lb pack is still a little
>> too heavy.
> Not at all.  A 3.5 lb pack would give you a 13.5 lb load.
> Basically about the weight of carrying the water for a desert
> backpacking trip. Or some food.
> If this is too heavy should you be out there in the first place? I
> would think there would be something seriously wrong with your
> body.
> You might collapse if you try add some leaves as souveners.<G>
> Could you even lift your body weight over a downed treee if you
> had to- let alone carrying a pack? You might really hurt yourself.
> Don't over do it.
> Even a 7 lb pack would raise it to 17 lbs which is simply nothing
> to carry.
> No special pack is needed for 10 lbs in fact it could simply be
> wrapped in nylon and carried by hand without exertion or easily
> carried in a large day pack...or a small rucksack if you want a
> frame with perfect comfort. In fact it is what they are for- very
> light loads.
> John
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