Originally Posted by emerald
The heaviest of the maps sold with the official guidebooks (ATC) is 88 grams. Some are as light as 35 g. I weighed the maps using a calibrated digital balance at work. It is accurate to 0.01 g. With trimming, if you're into that, even the heaviest maps can be trimmed a bit.
Of for heaven's sake, map trimming is ridiculous and represents gram weenieism at its worst. I've actually seen someone try and brush their teeth with a sawed-off toothbrush.......ridiculous. It's perfectly possible to be weight conscious without going to absurd lengths. One could trim the pages of one's guidebook, too, and save a handful of grams, and this would be equally silly.
Trimming maps reduces their resale value.
I know- full length toothbrush for me, thank ya very much.
Originally Posted by Jack Tarlin
(I don't skimp or trim, and some would say I carry "unnecessary" things, like a dry bag to cover my down sleeping bag. But who was laughing when it rained and she was dry?)
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