I am reminded of 'the good 'ol days' (yawn) we used to demonstrate an 'officers' rucksack. The rucksack being small but contains lots of stuff!
Because (of course) the bottom had been cut out and a hole dug out underneath! The 'contents' would always contain alcohol of course... This went with the 'officers' ration pack demonstration with various delicacies inside...
1864g is very impressive; do you carry a stove etc ?
Interesting; I did a mountain marathon (EnduranceLife) on Dartmoor a few years ago. I could not believe the small size of some of the rucksacks considering the kit list. I also could not believe that they decided to check MY sack which was the biggest there!? I thought it was significant that I did well on the second day, the 'comfort' bits I had like a decent sized sleeping mat and a proper stove for example! The smell of (not instant) coffee must have gone down well with the others
Interesting thread; I have had a few goes at The Two Moors Way from Plymouth to Lynton. This takes in Dartmoor and Exmoor, a great route, there are hotels that are happy to convey kit from one hotel to the next but my plan is to get the train to Ivybridge (Plymouth) and come back carrying all my own kit.
My first attempt involved carrying nearly 20kg of kit in the p'ing rain for 17miles on day one which convinced me that lighter weight was the way to go. I have not managed the whole route in one go (yet).
I find it hard to give up my creature comforts, but the challenge is there and it must be done