Actually, I weighed myself first, then put the pack on and weighed myself again, subtracted the latter from the former and got…
I didn’t really go “ouch” because that is including a full 2 liter reservoir full of water, and another 20 ouncer in the outside pocket, as well as a couple days worth of food, and everything. And I mean everything, that I will be taking on my AT thru-hike.
It also includes my one person ultralight backpacking tent with footprint and sleeping mat, and a 5 degree winter sleeping bag. And a couple of bricks somewhere, I think.
Is this ultralight backpacking? Not yet, but I’ll get there.
I’m probably eleven pounds over the top end of ultralight. But my barely used body is up to it, especially with an external frame pack with a very wide and well padded hip belt. I’ll be able to lug it ten miles or so over the next couple of days, and that’s all I care about.
After Action Review to follow, and at that point, you can opine on the stuff I can keep and the stuff I can ditch, and the stuff that needs switched out.