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Subject:  Re: We won the lottery. Date:  3/6/2013  7:56 PM
Author:  PolymerMom Number:  48250 of 116885

Once you get your new packs, fill gallon milk jugs with water an load up your packs to the weight you'll be carrying (or a little more) while doing conditioning hikes. This has the virtue of being able to lighten your load quickly, by emptying a jug or two, if you need to.

FWIW: a gallon of water is 8 pounds.
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