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    What apps do most people delete off their phones to shave weight?

    Seems like I won’t need TripAdvisor or Home Depot, stuff like that.

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    When heading out for a hard trip, I usually drain the battery of the smartphone to save weight.

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    Oh wow, that’s huge. Makes me think is there a software package like LighterPack, but for phones?

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    I trim the edges off the corners of the protective case & buff the screen to a high sheen.
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    I download all apps onto a flash drive and upload when I return home.

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    Switch to LTE (Lighter Than Everything) mode and you can save up to 5g depending on how new your phone is.
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    I think I’ll also empty out my email inbox and deleted folders and tell people not to email until I get back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo L. View Post
    When heading out for a hard trip, I usually drain the battery of the smartphone to save weight.
    If your phone has a 2200mAhr battery, an there are 1000 mA per A and an Amp is 1 C/s and there are 60 min/hr and 60 sec/min and it's a 3.7 V battery and a Volt is a J/C and a J is a kg m^2/sec^2 and E=mc^2 and c is 300,000,000 m/s, that converts to a savings of about 10 pg!

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    Did you hear that?! 10 pg! Drain ‘em down folks!

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    I bring a picture of a stove boiling water on my phone so I can save weight and leave the stove at home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd Man Out View Post
    If your phone has a 2200mAhr battery, an there are 1000 mA per A and an Amp is 1 C/s and there are 60 min/hr and 60 sec/min and it's a 3.7 V battery and a Volt is a J/C and a J is a kg m^2/sec^2 and E=mc^2 and c is 300,000,000 m/s, that converts to a savings of about 10 pg!
    *facepalm*

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    I try not to breathe as deeply, so I weigh less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mekineer View Post
    I try not to breathe as deeply, so I weigh less.
    Or try breathing in fully and holding it for greater buoyancy.


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    Well that has me wondering if you could get a helium balloon the right size to “carry” your phone for you weight wise? Is this something the UL crowd is keeping to themselves?

    Or this? https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/...et/3998545002/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliotrope View Post
    Or try breathing in fully and holding it for greater buoyancy.


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    That doesn't work?

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    When I want to hike by myself and avoid crowds, I delete all my contacts.
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    I rebooted my phone, but into trail runners.

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    Every time I poop I feel like I saved $500 buying some new cuben fiber thing. Also, using that same concept, not buying those 2 Snickers actually saves you $350 in lightweight gear.

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    What’s the best way to empty my “junk” folder in accordance with LNT?

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    Since this is the UL forum and not the "hiking humor" forum, and all joking aside (and I love post #8), I do think it is actually possible to "save weight" with proper App management... Not sure about other folks, but I have had apps on my phones that have chewed up the phone battery on occasion, like apps that become active when a phone re-boots (I turn mine off at night) or other casual App uses.

    I see folks out there with a pound or more of auxiliary batteries, I just got done hiking with a guy carrying 40K mAH of extra juice. I get by for well over a week on a 4.2 ounce 6700 mAH battery. Over a pound of savings! That's, let's see: 16*28.3*1x10^15....

    340,000,000,000,000,000 picograms!

    Watch those juice-sucking background apps. (on my Samsung, a quick check of "battery/device care" under settings just identified that my "AndroZip" file management app was currently devouring my mAH's, but easy to "put to sleep").

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