scales

2:20 p.m. on August 23, 2012 (EDT)
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I'm trying to trim my gear weight down a bit. I'm a little guy and just don't need or want to carry that much. Problem is, I can't seem to find a digital scale that works. I bought one of those kitchen scales, but they are way to small to fit my big stuff on top. What do you all use?

2:35 p.m. on August 23, 2012 (EDT)
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http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Travel/LuggagePacks/PRD~5024-926/balanzza-mini-digital-scale.jsp 

Only $19.95 and good for 100 lbs/45 kg, and down to .1 lb increments. The strap clips through the pack (or anything else) and you just pick it up.

Very handy when you're trying to figure out who's carrying which part of the tent!

I've got one, and the only thing I find is that the batteries seem to kick out every so often and you have to reinsert them. Not sure why.

3:51 p.m. on August 23, 2012 (EDT)
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Looks really cool, but would it be good to weigh individual things, like a jacket, or for that matter, the littlest things, like first aid kits.

6:04 p.m. on August 23, 2012 (EDT)
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i load my backpack and place it on one of those doctor-office scales, we have one at home.

i would like to get a hanging scale, a nicer version of what  you find at some popular trailheads in the northeast.  rubbermaid makes some in the 30-40 dollar range:

http://www.katom.com/007-FG007820000000.html

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/rubbermaid-pelouze-7810-110-lb-hanging-scale-with-tare-industrial-grade-fg007810/690007810.html?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=GoogleShopping&gclid=CLfsg8Tf_rECFQjc4AodihEAEw

 

honestly, the scale posted above looks like it has smaller increments b/c it's digital, so it would probably work better than my suggestions for weighing individual items.  that small scale could easily work - weigh a wire hanger or hook, then weigh whatever individual item you want, subtracting the mass of the hanger/hook. 

9:12 a.m. on August 24, 2012 (EDT)
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jptrain said:

Looks really cool, but would it be good to weigh individual things, like a jacket, or for that matter, the littlest things, like first aid kits.

 Yup. Goes down to 1/10th of a lb. so that's a pretty good range.

11:49 a.m. on August 24, 2012 (EDT)
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I use a spring scale made for fishing. It goes up to 60#; a little to optimistic for the fishing I do.  I hang it from the cieling/floor joists in my man-cave.

Its only accurate to within a pound or so, which is fine for me.

3:23 p.m. on August 24, 2012 (EDT)
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There are spring scales like the fish scales that measure in ounces up to ten pounds.  Just hang the article off the scale like a fish.

Ed

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