Just wanted to say thanks for this. I hadn’t looked into lightweight backpacking before and in the context of this website I found it really thought provoking. I have some chronic joint issues due in part to overly stretchy ligaments which means I can’t walk far with a lot of weight without some kind of increased pain and, eventually, even less mobility. Being less able than the average person my age has motivated me think about being prepared for things, but also has me looking at some BOB recommendations with a bit of despair. So it’s just good for me to consider that there’re options. I think the principle “the more you learn the less you need to carry” is particularly motivating for someone in my position. I also think I’ll try weighing the stuff I often carry just in everyday life and take a closer look at weight distribution. So thanks for the contribution!