OPTIONS THAT ADD WEIGHT:
And then you can add in the food. Here is a quick checklist for a four-day trip. We might cover something between 20 and 35 miles on this kind of a trip:
*1. Our three-man tent weighs seven pounds, so we only take it when we know it is going to be cold and/or possibly really rainy. And then it is nice to have the extra room and extra heat that this double-walled tent provides
*2. M takes a second mattress, so that she doesn’t feel the pea that P always places under her bag. The extra comfort is well worth the weight, in her mind.
*3. We usually take a tiny little day pack with us, so that when we explore around camp, we can take a lunch, water bottle or even the fishing tackle along. It doesn’t weigh much, and we have used it a lot
*4. The bigger bear box weighs 30 ounces. The smaller one is 24 ounces.