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The backpack itself consists of a 40L $40 Molle bag off Amazon with a $15 10L Molle attachment. With all my gear it weighs about 45lbs. Which definitely isn't lightweight backpacking, but if the guys in green can march 5 miles with 80lb rucksacks then I can handle 45lbs. Plus I'd rather not enjoy the walk than not enjoy my camp and my sleep. I'm not going to enjoy the walk anyways.

This bag alone carries absolutely everything I need for a 3 or 4 day excursion in the middle of the woods. It carries:
  • Tools: 11" blade kukri knife, folding bow saw, folding shovel.
  • Tarp shelter + rope.
  • 2 person Hammock + underquilt.
  • winter sleeping bag.
  • cooking set (stove, pot, pan, utensils, dishwashing)
  • hygeine + towels.
  • 4 days of clothes + thermals.
  • med kit.
  • Firestarting kit.
  • 5,000btu heater + 30hrs of fuel
  • All lighting, chargers, batteries electronics.
  • heavy mylar tarp.
  • Rod & reel + tackle.
  • 3 days worth of food + spices.
  • canteen + mug.
  • 10L of water storage (empty).
  • water filtration.

Any questions are welcome! I can also link to specific gear if asked.
 

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@MihajloSimsic From where you bought a sleeping bag? Do you prefer any good brand to buy it here in Australia?
I buy basically all my stuff off amazon. I have the Teton -18 mummy bag. It's definitely not the warmest sleeping bag, I wouldn't winter camp with it without some heating system or extra layers but it's super compact, light, and still more than warm enough for fall camping over here. Plus it was pretty cheap at like $100CAD.
 

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The backpack itself consists of a 40L $40 Molle bag off Amazon with a $15 10L Molle attachment. With all my gear it weighs about 45lbs. Which definitely isn't lightweight backpacking, but if the guys in green can march 5 miles with 80lb rucksacks then I can handle 45lbs. Plus I'd rather not enjoy the walk than not enjoy my camp and my sleep. I'm not going to enjoy the walk anyways.

This bag alone carries absolutely everything I need for a 3 or 4 day excursion in the middle of the woods. It carries:
  • Tools: 11" blade kukri knife, folding bow saw, folding shovel.
  • Tarp shelter + rope.
  • 2 person Hammock + underquilt.
  • winter sleeping bag.
  • cooking set (stove, pot, pan, utensils, dishwashing)
  • hygeine + towels.
  • 4 days of clothes + thermals.
  • med kit.
  • Firestarting kit.
  • 5,000btu heater + 30hrs of fuel
  • All lighting, chargers, batteries electronics.
  • heavy mylar tarp.
  • aesthetic outfit
  • Rod & reel + tackle.
  • 3 days worth of food + spices.
  • canteen + mug.
  • 10L of water storage (empty).
  • water filtration.

Any questions are welcome! I can also link to specific gear if asked.
I wanna know that from where you get tarp shelter and other stuff too. And also tell me that how much it cost you all the things to have a rough idea about the total cost.
 

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I wanna know that from where you get tarp shelter and other stuff too. And also tell me that how much it cost you all the things to have a rough idea about the total cost.
Hey there! I get pretty much everything off amazon. The tarp shelter listed here is a simple 8'x12' poly tarp with a simple rope used as ridge line. However I just picked up a hammock tent rainfly from Oak creek on amazon. It's essentially a floorless 9'x5' tent that goes around a hammock and can double as a normal tent too. It all fits in the backpack and no poles required!
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As for the cost. Basically everything is off amazon and the whole entire setup costs no more than $500CAD or $600CAD. But that's a winter setup and includes everything you need and more. Realistically it'd probably cost you $400CAD.
 

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Have you ever used guys any backpacks with a hydration system? I've been trekking with a hydration bladder all this time, but I'm having some problems with it. When I go hiking with my pals, I run out of water far more rapidly than they do, though we drink the same amount of water. Besides, I can't determine how much water is left unless I remove it and then reloading it. It also takes a lot of work to insert the entire bladder when my pack is full. So, I'm thinking about getting a hydration pack instead. If you've got any suggestions, please let me know.
 

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Have you ever used guys any backpacks with a hydration system?
my slightly older pack has a pouch for a hydration bladder, but i haven't used that specific feature yet... actually, i haven't used that pack yet, since i started using a camper. i really need to get back out backpacking again.

i have however used my CamelBak Mule backpack while hunting, and loved it. 3L of water at the ready! and the newer ones have better features, like a bite-valve cover, and such. only regret i had with the CamelBak, is in not getting the insulated tube cover. when i was mountain biking in hot weather, the tube would solar heat, and the first sip was a bit too warm for a refreshing drink.

were you thinking of getting one, or are you having issues with one you have?

~Travis
 
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Yes, this backpacking setup is the best one I've seen. Surely you once served in the army once you staffed it like that, right? I liked your setup. It seems that if you go hunting with such a setup, you will have everything you need for this. Although, I think that in the campaign, such a setup will also be extremely convenient and useful for you. When I went camping or hunting, I used a similar setup, only I also used kraft stand up bags to store food in them, because then you can prepare food in advance and put it in these bags, and it won't spoil so quickly because of this, besides it's also convenient!
 

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Welcome to the forum; Dirtymortaine...

The pic of the pack looks good and compact.
When I was backpacking (back in the stone ages/20th century) I had problems reducing the bulk to even get close to that level; however time marches on, technology keeps improving & reducing both bulk and weight. I am; somewhat envious/certain that, today, everything is a fraction of what it was....

Enjoy!
...(Edit) when the knees finally gave out I was working on getting as much as possible into pocket sized "modules";
As i remember;
medium brimmed hat
Smallish day pack, with attached pouches
a, warmer, change of clothes,
wind proof rain jacket
wool stocking cap
Walking socks (anti blister)
Flat pack twig stove
Lithium power pack & LED lighting,
lightweight nylon tarp,
folding bow saw,
Hydration bladder (part of the pack) and filter
canteen & cup with lid (& knife fork, spoon in the canteen carrier).
dehydrated food.
compact, military based, first aid kit.
Light weight trowel (for cat holes)
medium fixed blade knife (in addition to the SAK (edc))
With attached fire steel and petroleum jelly cotton balls (backed up by a BIC lighter in my pocket)
I was looking hard at the super compact British military sleeping bags... there are, likely, better civilian ones now.
3/4 length self inflating pad.
Tyvek and poly sheets, for shelter construction.
550 cord (there is better now),

...I wasn't even considering a heater...

Enjoy!
 
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