Dear activators & hikers
I’m interested in what you carry in your backpack and how heavy it on a general activation is. Also what distance do you usually carry it?
I noticed how i’m a very slow hiker when doing activations, but a fast walker without backpack. So I decided to weight my backpack.
(Probably an idea that you can only have during a time like this…)
My backpack is 8kg and that contains the following:
- 2L of water / Isotonic drink
- one small box of nuts
- 1 Apple
- Rain protection jacket
- Metal clip board for the log
- 3 pencils (incase i loose one)
- Icom 3062 T (2 batteries)
- RH 770
- Swiss pocket knife
- GPS logger
- First aid kit
I usually hike 2-5km distance with 300 - 1100m in height difference.
I noticed that I’m usually the person with the biggest backpack, that explains why I’m the slowest. But i don’t know how to improve the weight. I feel like I only pack the things i really need. I would not feel save if i only brought 5dl of water or no additional clothing to the summit.
Did you experience something similar or are you one the fast trail runners that only carry a tiny backpack?
Do you see advantages or disadvantages in the strategy for a big / small backpack?
I’m looking forward to reading your opinions and your strategies.