Most of our hiking is on trails, but the majority of Scouts and adult leaders prefer the internal frame and these have become the most commonly available packs.
It varies wildly, depending on the attitude and strength of the boy.
Arbitrary numbers (like 30% of his body weight) are interesting starting points for discussion, but the real determination is how much he can carry on the practice hikes.
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It is listed so you can see how much you can save if you are careful.
It is even possible to be less than the “Low End Weight”, which is what you should be striving to make.A “backpacker’s pillow” is an optional added piece of comfort, or you can use your sleeping bag’s stuff sack filled with your fleece jacket and a tee shirt as a pillow case.Personal First Aid Kit: The Troop gear includes a fully stocked first aid kit, but you should also carry a personal first aid kit to handle minor problems.Clothing low-6.5 high-9.5 Personal Gear low-9.9 high-17.5 Tent Mate Gear low-3.1 high-4.1 Troop Gear (12 hikers) low-3.1 high-3.1 Optional Items low-0 high-6.0 Total Pack Weight low-22.6 pounds high-40.2 pounds (this is crazy high!) Items you wear are not included in the above totals, nor is food weight (estimated at 1.5 to 2.0 pounds per day, per hiker) or water (which adds 3-7 pounds per hiker).The basic rule is wear one set of clothes and pack one change of clothes unless weather is a major consideration.