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Weighing Gear
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Frank Perkins

Locale: North East
Weighing Gear on 09/17/2006 08:19:42 MDT Print View

What do you guys use to weigh your gear? Kitchen scales such as:


Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Weighting Gear on 09/17/2006 08:35:34 MDT Print View

This is what I use. It is an Ohaus Triple Beam Scale and comes with extra weights. You can buy them used sort of cheap if you look hard enough. They will measure to a tenth of a gram.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Weighing Gear on 09/17/2006 09:15:49 MDT Print View

I bought mine on Ebay... there are always tons of them on sale.

Some scales only go to 5 lbs. I prefer the ones that go up to 30 lbs -- in 1/10th of an ounce increments. Anything above 30 lbs, (say the entire backpack plus contents), I weigh it using my digital bathroom scale.

David Lewis
(davidlewis) - MLife

Locale: Nova Scotia, Canada
Re: Weighing Gear on 09/17/2006 11:52:21 MDT Print View

I use a pelouze postal scale from my local Staples store. Cheap... digital... an accurate to the gram. For weighing my full pack... I use my digital bathroom scale... but a better option would be a digital fish scale (with a hook).

Edited by davidlewis on 09/17/2006 11:52:52 MDT.

Mark Larson
(mlarson) - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: Re: Weighing Gear on 09/17/2006 18:35:13 MDT Print View

I use the Pelouze SP5, which I believe is the same one David mentions above. Up to 5lbs in tenths of ounces, and in grams. Definitely shop around, E-Bay is a good suggestion.


Michael Davis
(mad777) - F

Locale: South Florida
Peolouze General Purpose Digital on 09/18/2006 14:28:28 MDT Print View

Pelouze, 5# capacity in 0.1oz or 1gram

It has about a 6" diameter plate. For uncooperative items, I weight a small cardboard box, set the tare weight to zero, add my item and it displays only the item's weight (without the box). For $34 bucks from Staples Office Supply, I been very happy. (Has auto shutoff to save batteries).