Out of curiousity -what's the longest amount of time you stayed in the wilderness living out of a backpack ?
What season ?
And what equipment did you have with you ?
Myself only two nights -sure ain't much compared to some guys i've read about.
I've did two days/nights many times in the late spring summer early fall.
I have an eberlestock
x-1 pack [2,100 cu.in.] -big agnes insulated inflatable pad -rei 40* down bag -equinox 8x10 ultralight tarp -titanium stove and cup -mountain house freeze dried meals plus jerky trail-mix -coffee.
I plan on doing some 3-4 nighters when i get more cold weather gear ,ultralight backpacking equipment sure isn't cheap.
I need -bigger pack -kifaru siwash -$444
western mountaineering versalite bag long $425
tent msr -twin sisters $159 thanks shortshooter.
lightweight hiing poles $100 --$1,130ish mounts up quick...