Being ill at the moment I have a lot of time on my hands to think about strange stuff. Such as: how much weight do I carry around at the moment? It feels like quite a lot so I grabbed my kitchen scales and weighed the kit I carry at the moment. My "Winter EDC" at the moment consists of Wallet (175 grams / 6.2 oz.) Keys (108 grams / 3.8 oz.) Phone (HTC One X+ in Otterbox Defender) (207 grams / 7.3 oz.) MP3 player (Cowon D2+ w/ earbuds & SD card inserted) (95 grams / 3.4 oz) Buff (40 grams / 1.4 oz) Backup phone battery + USB Cables (Mini & Micro), stored in an Otterbox 3000 (746 grams / 1 lb 10.3 oz) Pocket heater (110 grams / 3.9 oz) Can of lighter fluid (for the heater) (124 grams /4.4 oz) Lighter (14 grams / .5 oz) Gloves (Marmot Convertibles) (100 grams /3.5 oz) Sunglasses in hardcase (82 grams /2.9 oz) Flashlight (Fenix LD20 w/ lithium batteries) (94 grams / 3.3 oz) SAK in leather belt pouch (181 grams / 6.4 oz) Chap stick (14 grams / .5 oz) Few ft of duct tape wrapped around an old gift card (18 grams / .6 oz) All this stuff adds up to a whopping 2.112 kilograms / 4 lbs 10.5 oz., give or take - and that's without my mini FAK and water bottle. That seems quite a lot to me and I feel that I need to shed some weight. My "power unit" obviously makes up a good portion of the weight. As discussed in my "Electronics vs Water" thread I will definitely evaluate some alternative means of packing my battery backup and keep the Otterbox for situations where the going may get rough. The heater stuff and gloves will eventually go when it gets warmer outside, leaving the rest of the kit at a weight of 1.777 kilos / 3 lb 14.7 oz (that's with the otterbox still in). Obviosly I do not want to get rid of any gear if I can help it, but somehow the weight makes itself felt, especially when carrying a shoulder bag over longer periods of time. So how much weight are you guys lugging around? Have any of you ever gotten a feeling that they are carrying too much weight around and need to skimp? Any weight saving recommendations?