As part of practicing for Philmont, we’re bringing packs to tonights troop meeting.
Carrying the crew firstaid kit and the clothes I’ll wear, I’m at 20 lbs – which isn’t bad for a skin out weight.
I’m going to try the 40 degree MLD quilt & bivy sack, but carry a warmer bag that I can pack if it is too cold on the nights before we hit the trail. With this I’ll carry a warm jacket – which is part of the sleep system. (of course if the warmer quilt I ordered actually comes, I’ll definitely use it). This is right at the border of the temperatures that the NWS predicts for the area.
For Philmont especially – carry extra platypus’s and an expansion bag (the food is bulky).