Are your pants getting too heavy?
I have this electric foot massager that has electrodes to massage you back or whatever part of you. I got my rock and my Remoil and sat down on the couch all wired up for a 30 minute session and figured to sharpen my EDC knife while I was sitting. I forgot the knife in my pants, had put on my sweats. Wife goes and gets my pants out of the bedroom and comes in saying, "My LORD, baby, I can see why you have a sore muscle in your back! These pants weigh a TON! Well, I have my 17 ounce 85UL in 'em and my 6 ounce NAA .22 for back up in the weak side pocket. I have the knife in question and a leather pouch on the belt which carries my Leatherman Wave and a single AAA Bushnell flashlight. It all adds up, I guess, for carrying around all day. I add a 19 ounce .357 magnum on the belt when we go to town.
So, I'm thinking maybe I should start replacing something. The Schrade is an assisted opener with a partial serrated blade that I REALLY like for gutting pigs, deer and such. The serrated blade cuts through the sternum like butter. I never think about getting a gutting knife when I head back to hunt, so I just carry it. But, I do have a much lighter non-serrated Buck which is much lighter. I could replace the .38 with my NAA Black Widow .22 magnum, I guess, but I'd feel a little under-armed if I walked out to go to town without the belt gun. I sometimes forget it for little trips to town. I cannot LIVE without my flashlight and Leatherman. :laugh: I just don't really wanna cut back on the weight any.
I think if I can just remember to arm up with a belt gun when leaving the house, the Black Widow would be a good replacement for the .38 in my load out and save me 7 ounces plus the weight of the heavier .38 ammo. I could then shed a speed strip in another pocket. Heck, I don't know that my sore back is result of the weight of my pants, though. I've been carrying all this stuff for years and not had the problem, of course, I'm older.