Gear List for light weight bush camping Scout guidelines for weight of a packed rucksack is 1/5th body weight of the scout. While I understand this is not always feasible, please make all attempts to keep the weight down as much as possible. Don’t forget to allow room for food, cooking gear & parts of a tent. (Points deducted for overweight packs on Scout Hike) Modern bushwalking textiles are designed for comfort, dryness, & above all light weight. Please look out for these at the camping store seasonal sales. ie avoid paying full price!!