I have been working on my character spreadsheet for carrying capacity and what they are carrying. I keep encountering little issues with this.
Such as a backpack
This leather knapsack has one large pocket that closes with a buckled strap and holds about 2 cubic feet of material. Some may have one or more smaller pockets on the sides.
So it can carry 2 cubic feet of material. I dont see anywhere where a cubic foot of space is given a weight allowance, as most objects you use tend to be listed by weight and not part of a cubic foot. So how can I tell what I can or cant carry?
According to Google, a cubic foot of water weights 62 pounds.
According to Google, a cubic foot of loose dirt is 74 pounds, and densely packed is 100 pounds.
So in the end, what should a cubic foot of space be expected to hold in terms of weight?