Last week I ordered Smarter Backpacking by Jorgen Johansson from Amazon. Chris Townsend recommends it on his website, so I thought it must be worth a read. Well I've just finished the book and I’ve had a quick browse on the website, although I remain to be converted to his dual publication idea, (I miss the pictures) the 343 concept is an excellent. It’s designed to make you stop and think, and it certainly does that!
My 343 weight, (that is the combined weight of your shelter, pack and sleeping system) is 4.237 Kg’s, so that leaves me 1.3 Kg short of Jorgen's 3 Kg target. It feels like a lot of weight to shed, but I’ve already come a long way since my first solo wild camp three years ago, when my 343 weight was 6.5 Kg.