Maybe some day my blog will be famous enough that people will start taking pot shots at my writing material…
Not applicable, really! What difference does it make whether or not weight carried is hung around your neck, worn on your feet, carried in your hand, or worn around your waist? I purposely cropped the picture down to protect the guilty, but time and time again, I see annoying details like this come out in weight shaving and set up your pack articles.
Honestly, there is a certain suite of equipment that is essential and you can only pack so light. But the item list labeled NA includes things like boots, bow, and binos. 3 items that guys consistently abuse themselves carrying. Many boots are 30 ounces apiece. Bow quivers and stabilizers are HEAVY! Binoculars range from super lightweight monoculars to heavyweight optics.
I suppose this isn’t so much a critique, as a warning. Don’t get so caught up in your backpack setup that you forget to put the same amount of careful thought into what you’ll be carrying on your person.
Bugle tube is another one. Certain manufacturer’s bugles can weigh 8, 10, 12 ounces. Not saying my will play the equivalent sweet music as a name-brander, but my 1.5 ounce washing machine tube will get the job done.