So I spent all morning REALLY feeling like a "Gram Weenie." I mean, it's ridiculous to replace the draw string on your food sack with Zing-It, right?
But on I went...switching out the stuff sack that came with my tarp with a lighter bag....Putting sunscreen, mosquito repellant, Germ-X, & etc. into dropper bottles...Cutting off labels...Comparing each and every little item in my gear closet with something else.
If it saved a gram AND it work just as well (or sufficiently well), I swapped it out.
Stupid & crazy, right?
I just took 2.5lbs off my pack weight! Still carrying EVERYTHING I usually carry, just repackaged or reduced to smaller quantities.
I'm now carrying a 12lb 15oz base weight (3-season). Can't see myself going lighter without sacrificing my hammock--and that ain't happening!