They say you pack your fears when you’re hiking the AT. At first I was afraid of being cold, but I’m not so afraid of that anymore. I realize it is inevitable with a March start, and I will deal with it.
Update on 2/1/2013: the mp3 player/fm radio weighs exactly 1 ounce – totally keeping it. And the nook stays with me for now, too. We’ll see how many mountains I go over before that changes.