My first ever real backpack. One day, if this becomes the habit I hope it does, I will probably spend more for a lighter pack. This one is about 5 lbs. That may sound light if you are new to this equipment but it’s not.
Crocs are heavy. I was told Crocs are heavy and I couldn’t believe it. There must be footwear made from Styrofoam. Every ounce counts. 1 lb on your feet stresses your body like 4 lbs on your back. (so says the U.S. Military)
In the bottom, where it says “Odyssey” is where my sleeping bag goes. I will lash my tent on top and my ground pad outside my sleeping bag compartment. All the rest goes inside: food, cooking gear, clothes.
Yes, this is the pack I stuffed full of books and hammers and ripped my calf muscle in a fit of “Hiker’s High.” I was so excited to finally be in the woods with my new pack, I went too fast and too hard without any kind of warm up. One day I will be more deliberate in my entry into a new experience. Who am I kidding? I will never change my approach. I love my enthusiasm.
Oh, right. “Newish” because I got it on Ebay for about half it’s original price. 🙂
Oh, right 2. T minus 2 days until my biopsy. Yuk.