Here’s a list of what each of our packs weighted for our most recent family camping trip.
*Weights do not include water or food (consumables) I carried all of the food.
Me: Hidden Woodsman Deepwoods Pack Loaded Weight 37.2 Lbs
Wife: Hidden Woodsman Dayruck Pack Loaded Weight 22.6 Lbs
15 Year Old: Hidden Woodsman Dayruck Pack Loaded Weight 15 lbs
12 Year Old: Rothco Mini Alice Pack Loaded Weight 15 lbs
11 Year Old: Urban Mountain Pack Loaded Weight 16.2 lbs
6 Year Old: Hidden Woodsman Dayruck Scout Pack Loaded Weight 7.4 lbs
4 Year Old: Ozark Trail Daypack Loaded Weight 5 lbs
As you can see, our packs were not very heavy. We did not lack for anything or suffer. We had everything we needed and a few extra’s. The youngest two carried only their extra clothing, sleeping bags, cup, spoon and bandanna. My wife and I carried the extra things they needed. We had a great time in a beautiful place and can’t wait to get out again.
I hope this inspires others to lighten the load and get out and enjoy the wild places that are available all around us. What things are a must for you to take camping? Have you ever primitive camped? Thanks for stopping by and please like and leave a comment with your answers or thoughts about the above questions.