I have a question regarding PACKED vs. WORN/CARRIED weight categories in gear lists. I know it all adds up to skin-out weight, but would like to know general consensus on this subject...
If you carry your compact digital camera in your pocket, it's categorized as WORN/CARRIED. If it's in your pack, you use the PACKED category.
Well, I've recently discovered how great shoulder strap pouches are! I like to have my camera handy, so typically I carry it in my pants pocket, but I really don't like it there. When I moved it to my new MYOG shoulder pouch, I got the best of both worlds...handy to pull out at a moments notice, and the perfect place. I mean, you really don't even know it's there. I think I will make a second shoulder pouch to store more items I would like to keep handy.
So when updating my gear list during a long flight recently, I was going to move the camera to the PACKED category, but philosophically, it doesn't add to pack weight any more than carrying it in a shirt or pants pocket.
So which do you think?