This is about how much weight I will be hauling on my B.O.B. trailer next year for a 4 day self contained tour, give or take a pound or 2. The way I came up with this weight is by weighing each item individually on either a small kitchen scale or a bathroom scale.
This weight is minus the Yak dry sack and trailer weight, which when empty weighs about 10 pound. So this means I will be towing abut 57.75 pounds, again give or take a pound or 2. The trailer is designed to haul upt to 75 pounds, I'm well withing that amount. In the spring I am going to load the trailer up and either weigh it on a pallet scale at work or at a truck stop scale to see how much I am actually going to be hauling.
During my touring I plan on not eating at restaurants to help reduce the amount of money it will cost me. So I will be carrying my own food. I have a pocket stove and mess kit so I can cook and eat. For the most part the food will be non-perishable dry soup mixes and oatmeal that all I need to do is add hot water and eat out of the container it comes in. I'll also carry dry cereal and find a store that sells milk.
So heres my questions: Is this a typical weight for a 4 day tour? Should I reduce the weight even a little bit? (There are some areas I can reduce the weight if I need to) How much have other touring cyclists carried during their sefl contained tours, either in a trailer or panniers?