25.5.13

A GREAT TERM ..............

Heard a new term today, which is a great way of looking at what we carry and why ................

DIMINISHING RETURN ............. This simple term speaks volumes!!

What does it mean? Well take a blanket for example, a light 80/20 US army blanket is a great item to carry as a emergency cover, a match coat etc etc and weighs say 1lb - but lets say the temperature drops and we need to carry more or thicker blankets if we plan to sleep under them. Well the point of diminishing return is reached when the weight of the blankets carried becomes great than the weight and uses of a standard sleeping bag ...............a blankets diminishing return point is when its weight and bulk outweigh its uses ..............

Same can be appealing to knives - axes - cookware etc etc ........... great term!

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