petite lady at work was telling us during lunch, that she got a new purse, and moved all the stuff in it, threw away a bunch of stuff she didn't need, and now she is happy her purse weight is down to 25 lbs.
she weighs a little over 105 lbs, so this purse is a quarter of her body weight.
So I tell her that there are people that go backpacking for a week, carrying shelter, sleeping bag, clothes and gear for a lot less weight. She was interested at first, but I got the disinterested rolled-eyes look when I mentioned fingertip sized prison toothbrushes, and titanium. I tried the "ounces add up to pounds" speech - didn't resonate.
may be someday when COACH brand makes UL purses, they will want one.
perhaps in the future, it's best I keep my UL views to myself. My wife and my sisters shutdown when I talk about lightening the load. They have shoulder problems from the elephants in their purse.
perhaps the difference between hunters and gathers.