What kind of scale do you use for weighing gear
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Nathaniel Hein
(nandj) - F

Locale: Mid South
What kind of scale do you use for weighing gear on 05/24/2007 16:06:48 MDT Print View

I have been displeased with the performance of my kitchen scale for weighing my gear. It is not sensitive enough, and the plate is rather small for holding much. Anyone want to share there favorite scale? Anyone use a hanging hook/spring type of scale?

Thanks,

Nathaniel

John Haley
(Quoddy) - F

Locale: New York/Vermont Border
Re: What kind of scale do you use for weighing gear on 05/24/2007 16:13:04 MDT Print View

I use a Salter digital kitchen scale which is accurate to within a gram. Sometimes I need to zero it out with a lightweight tray on top to hold larger items.

Michele Mason
(bianchilvr) - MLife
Re: What kind of scale do you use for weighing gear on 05/24/2007 17:50:14 MDT Print View

If you have a tare on your kitchen scale, just tare an empty coffee can on it. Then you can balance larger items easily on the can without doing any math (and save the $$$ for gear you can hike with).

Scott White
(sdwhitey) - F

Locale: Smoky Mountains
Re: What kind of scale do you use for weighing gear on 05/24/2007 20:16:27 MDT Print View

Its not very convenient but I just go to the post office and use the scale in the lobby.

Brett .
(Brett1234) - F

Locale: CA
hanging hook scale? on 05/24/2007 21:19:15 MDT Print View

Yes, can anyone recommend a hanging hook scale? The first one I bought (for fisherman), was wildly innacurate (indicated value almost twice actual), the second one had a hook failure.
Thanks.

larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
hanging hook scale on 05/24/2007 21:56:27 MDT Print View

I've gotten a really nice hanging scale from feedbacksports.com called the alpine digital scale, it was about $59.00 usd but is extremely accurate.

Nathaniel Hein
(nandj) - F

Locale: Mid South
Re: What kind of scale do you use for weighing gear on 05/26/2007 07:22:44 MDT Print View

John,
Yeah I have been using a salter kitchen scale, must be a cheap one though as it is only accurate to 1/2 an once. I have used a tray and zeroed it out but the problem is that the digital screen is unreadable with a larger tray. Thanks for the suggestion, what model is it that you use?

Larry,
That looks like a promising option. Do you use a hanging basket to hold small items?

Thanks for the help!

larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
Re: Re: What kind of scale do you use for weighing gear on 05/26/2007 14:58:06 MDT Print View

I just use a ti pot and hang that from the hook, you can zero the scale.

Matthew Swierkowski
(Berserker) - F

Locale: Southeast
Re: What kind of scale do you use for weighing gear on 06/06/2007 10:58:29 MDT Print View

I use a Pelouze 5 lb digital postal scale I got from Office Max or Office Depot or one of those type places for $25 a few years ago. It measures down to 1 gram. Like others here I just use something on the smallish sized plate and tare it out. The best thing I have found to use for this is the cover for a spindle of 50 CDs. If I need more room then I will sometimes take a small box and put it on top of the spindle before taring everything out.