Vince: The uncomfortable comfort conversation...

We are weeks away from laying out everything on the floor and picking the final initial carry items in our packs.

This will be a surprise, but Monica and I have very different viewpoints, and as is ever the case, our viewpoints of the others viewpoints are only loosely attached to reality... 

It has everything to do with our competing definitions of comfort.  In a nutshell, Monica defines comfort more heavily on the camp and cleanliness side, whereas I define comfort on the weight(lessness) on my back while walking. 

This is what I hear when she talks about what she wants to take....

And this is what she hears when I tell her what I want to NOT take... (Unfortunately, I couldn't find a good ultralight pack weight spoof, but I think this does it...)

I am looking forward to the conversation... I am betting the truth and the compromise is somewhere in the balance. 

Vince Strawbridge