When managing Pack items in Trailpost, you have the option of specifying two different quantities for the item, the Carried Quantity, and the Worn Quantity. The difference between these is subtle but important:
- Carried Quantity is how many of the item you will be carrying in your pack
- Worn Quantity is how many of the item you will be carrying outside your pack
Imagine a packing list that looks like this:
|Item||Carried Quantity||Worn Quantity|
What this means is that while hiking, one of the T-Shirts will be inside the Backpack and contribute to the overall weight of the pack, while the other T-Shirt and the Boots will not.
By specifying these quantities separately, Trailpost can display the overall weight of the packing list while also showing a breakdown of how much stuff will be on your back versus on your body and in your pockets while hiking.
This delineation also helps you have a better understanding whether your planned packing list risks exceeding a known weight limit on your Backpack itself.
But what about the Backpack itself?
Should the backpack itself in your packing list be entered as carried or worn? That's up to you, but we usually treat it as a carried item because we want to know exactly how much weight we will have on our back when hiking.