I finally laid out my gear, weighed it all (Mark Q. thanks for the tip on the hand scale!), and took photos. In total the entire pack weighs 27.2 lbs. Yikes!!! I still have water and food to add. Food is usually about 2 lbs per day and water weighs 2 lbs for every qt. My back hurts thinking about it. 27 Days until my journey begins.