Thursday, June 28, 2007

Navigational aids...

I ordered 8.5 x 11 inch mapping paper from iGage. It comes in a pack of 50, and the above scale shot is from the weigh-in.

569g for 50 sheets: 11.38g each sheet.

This is funny to me because a single map page will weigh as much as the second popcan stove I made.

Nevermind, even at several pounds, there would be scant replacement for good topo maps on a trail I am unfamiliar with.

I bought the CT trail map CD-ROM (also from iGage) and I'm still checking, but I think -- printing both sides -- I can get the number of map pages to about 20 or about 228g.

I'll post my gear spreadsheet soon so you can see how the half pound of maps compares to the rest.

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