I agree 100%. The mindset is totally different when you're solo and deep. I try to keep it light as possible but I've found I can take a bit more with a decent pack (using a Mystery Ranch now) which makes 65 lbs. feel more like 45, at least for the first 7 miles. Isolation in the wildlands is almost a spiritual thing for me. I go through terrible depression when I have to return to "civilization". Glad you've bounced back from your fall (actually not trying to be funny with a pun here, just typed it off the top of my head) but sorry to hear you can't pack any more. Anyhow, hope to hear you on-air and good luck with your bushcrafting skills!