I'm trying to put together a lightweight pack for a 3 day hunt for goat in the Kenai Mts. I always hear seasoned sheep/goat hunters talk about packing light (20 pounds). What essentials do I pack? Which do I leave home? I know it sounds like it should be common sense, but my pack weight is always around 40-50 pounds. 2-man Kelty tent, sleeping bag, and Barneys pack already weighs about 15 pounds! How do you guys keep it light? Sleeping bag weighs about 5 #. Tent 4#6ounces, Barneys 5-6 pounds. Food for 3 days-~3 pounds, etc..... What is essential? what is not?
ANY help would be beneficial to my learning curve.