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I am looking at going ultralight (or at least very light) and I've got a few questions. To shave weight if I use a tarp shelter how do I keep myself, my bag, and my gear dry during a rain. Won't run-off ground water soak through your bag in the night? A bivy seems like a good way to solve this problem while maintaining the light weightness but are they too awkward to get a decent sleep in? Will they effectively repel ground water and rain water? What do i do with my sleeping pad if I use a bivy, put it under the bivy or try to shove it inside the bivy? If I use a tarp or bivy how do i keep my gear dry in rain? Also, these ultralight packs (http://www.granitegear.com/products/backpacks/ultralight/latitudevapor.html) are they comfy for long trail hikes? I am wondering how to tell if they have metal stays in them or if that even matters for comfort with a load of 30lbs or less? How much pack space do I need to allow for besides my gear for say... 5 days of food. I am expecting to carry at most 2 lbs of food per day so that makes 10bs of food for 5 days on the trail, allowing me 20lbs of gear tops with that backpack (im hoping to carry much less than 20lbs anyways). I know alot of these answers are going to be speculation and averages but please see if you can start pointing me in the right directions. Thanks!