I finally have all my gear in so I decided to spend my Saturday night playing around with it! The good news is that it all fit in there. The bad news is that I had to spend two hours stuffing the gear every which way to make it work. I will definitely have to take some items out over these next two weeks. I limited myself to only a 40 liter pack to meet airline carry-on regulations. All together, my pack weighs 17.7 pounds. This isn’t terrible, but I’d feel much more comfortable being in the 13-15 pound range.
Stayed tuned this week! I’ll be drafting a much more in-depth post on all my gear and soaking my clothes in permethrin.
T-14 days. Feeing scared but excited!