"Simon you say you would carry "quite a lot of other stuff as well". " Mike - absolutely no offense taken. I suspect that I was less than clear. I mean that in winter I may well add some or all of: crampons, ice axe, winter gloves, spare gloves, spare (winter) hat, ski goggles. But I understood that we were talking about 3 season packs. Which is why I put the "other stuff" comment in brackets. Apologies again if I muddied the waters.
My list is every none food item, and their immediate wrappings, bar a waterproof jacket, which went into ( and came out of ) my pack for a recent 2 night trip to Scotland.
I confess that I was startled how much my bits and bobs added up to - about 1.5kg !
It's not a bad year round list Simon, but you should add everything carried, including w/proof jacket, w/proof trousers, insulating top, spare clothing etc. The only things to be left out of a base-weight is consumables. Food, liquid, fuel etc. You could cut it by 2/3 if you carry a seasonal pack. I don't carry more than a 2-3kg base weight in Summer.
I'm no spring chicken either by the way!
Fair point Mike, add either 327g or 920g. That's either 7056g or 7649g, depending on the time of year. Of course, in summer I would only take one hat and no gloves. So that's 6907g, or 6717 if you don't include the fuel. ( Or 8115g for winter, when I take the Paramo and the down jacket. But then I'd have quite a bit of other stuff as well. ) That's the lot, bar consumables. I don't carry spare socks, waterproof trousers, other spare clothing etc. I have included fuel.
Shirley, if you wear Paramo you don't get wet.
Michael, I was 50 last week. I also have a serious medical condition. It kept me off the hills for 25 years, but has improved to the extent that I restarted backpacking 2 years ago.
Mike I would be very interested in a 3kg summer gear list. Would that last for 3 days, 2 nights ?
I'm getting horribly reminded of why I stopped posting on OM. So if I suddenly stop replying, apologies. In that event I may start a similar thread on Scottish Hills.