I've been lurking, learning and listening on this site for what I swear has been nearly a decade. Current base weight is 11.24lbs after having SUL at 4.89lbs and re-added much desired luxuries over a few years.
But so what. Pfff! I say! Few things (the eVent Packa, for instance) have brought me as much creepy/cultish excitement as what I experienced this week eagerly watching the USPS updates on the transit of my #130 Backcountry Boiler. And as of 5:35pm CST today, I am complete. At least until the next idea comes along in this forum. :)
Mind you, the BB represents much more than an ingeniously simple device for boiling water. It is the perfect example of desire, will, hard work, trial-and-error, supply/demand, etc. It's the iPod, the iPad, the Facebook and the microwave oven phenomena of UL backpacking. It, along with all the other great ideas great folks out there in our world devise,....it is America.
Ok, so that was cheesy, but you all get my point.