I plan for 7 days of sheep hunting. Pack with all the gear in it weights 35.7 lbs. I had it at 35lbs but added crocs for comfort at the end of the day for my feet. This does not include rifle. Anyone out there getting there pack much lighter. I could drop about 2 -3 lbs buy getting rid of my airband handheld, headlight and batterys, and some candy bars and nuts but I dont think it is worth the loss of these items. All my food is at 8lbs witch is very min. as it is.