yeah there is that
My first ex and I worked one summer as outward bound counselors, packing groups of a dozen disadvantaged kids around the Colorado mountains a week at a time… because the kids were small, the adults carried all the heavy gear. I elected to not weigh my pack before going out. I weighed it when we got back after one trip… after a weeks worth of food was out, and without water, it weighed over 60 lbs
So I learned to pack heavy, but be veeery choosy about my equipment and consider the risks based on how remote we’d be and how far from help or communication. There are things you can get by without, and things you really need… and a lot of stuff in the middle. Most of which needs risk-assessment to sort in-or-out.
I figure on taking my truck - which gets me home the 800 miles in a day, but if I’m actually having to walk the 800 miles it means things have gone very badly wrong and there are some things I’m really going to want to have, even if it slows down my travel speed.
[exit TinFoilHat mode]