"Currently there is too much emphasis on light backpacking.  What should be emphasized is right backpacking "

I do think that some people are a little too over zealous on the ultra light stuff.  While I understand the importance, I've often seen people online state stuff like "This product is garbage because it weighs 1oz more than that product, I would NEVER use it!"  in combination with stuff like "I don't know why you wouldn't be willing to pay $500 more to save 2oz!" for one item.


I know it adds up, but some people are almost religious about it.  If an overall weight of 1-2lbs more is crippling to someone, I'd suggest they work on a bit of strength training.  Not as an insult, but I feel everyone could benefit - especially people who go backpacking.