I've tested all kinds of strats for the fasted way to get from point A to B with different load weights and these are my results:
The test was performed on Interchange on a straight course, on a road, on a distance of around 500m. My character is at lvl 11 strength and lvl 14 endurance. Dropped backpack had half of my weight.
– it's never worth it to drop your backpack to regain stamina (unless you want to scout ahead in between slow walks or you are critically overweight and dont want to be fatigued while on low energy),
– sprinting and crawling when out of stamina is the best strat only when walking drains stamina,
– sprinting and walking when out of stamina is the best strat when walking regains stamina (obviously).
Hopefully someone learnt something from it. If I've made a mistake, forgot something or you have a question let me know 🙂