So you want to camp with your horse in the backcountry, far from the trailhead where the only sound is the wind gently rustling the leaves; where the stars and moon shine brightly over whichever meadow that is home for the night. Sounds great, but how to make it happen?
The main tenants of light weight horse camping are preparation, weight, and volume.
This interactive calculator will help you with pack weights to help you determine the following:
The recommended maximum weight that your horse should carry.
Total weight of all your tack.
Total weight of all your camping equipment and food.
The difference between what you want to take and what you should. If the number shown is a negative then you should consider leaving a few items behind or taking a pack animal.
To use this calculator just double click on the highlighted areas to enter the weights for your situation.
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