We like our toys and technology on the hills, but the weight soon adds up. I usually take a phone (iPhone, 156g), a camera (Lumix TZ5, 244g), a Silva ADC (70g) and a Portapow iPhone charger (96g with batteries). I often also take a tripod so I can take better photos and self portraits (Velbon V-Pod, 279g). That little lot takes me to 0.825kg. I now have a SatMap, which weighs 229g. If I added a Kindle book reader (which I haven’t bought yet), I would be over 1.25kg , before adding in some extra batteries etc.
On my last trip to the Lake District, my base weight ex technology was just over 8kg. If I carried all of the above, I would be adding over 15% to my base weight. Makes you wonder doesn’t it? Each little thing doesn’t weigh that much, but taken together, it soon mounts up. Perhaps I should only take a camera!