In backpacking and survival – “every ounce counts.”
That’s a saying I learned years ago when I first began backpacking.
Every bit of weight you put into your pack must have a very good reason to be there.
Every piece of gear has to be useful.
When you’re packing for a long trip, it’s crucial to trim your pack weight down to just the bare essentials.
Otherwise, you’ll struggle through the day and get to camp exhausted.