I was recently looking at my pack weight as I do every trip and I was wondering about the AMK Emergency Bivvy and Emergency Blanket I bring on every single trip which add up to roughly 6.5 ounces. I am starting to wonder why I bring them. I do not store them on my person, they are in my pack, so the getting separated from my pack argument does not work. I am starting to think about not bringing them. I mean I always have my rain gear, base layer thermals, and my TQ and UQ with me regardless of the trip or season - I add fleece and puffies and thicker thermals as the seasons change. The only reason I would see needing them is if all my stuff got soaked... but all of my stuff is in cuben stuff sacks, which are then all inside a S2S dry bag. I don't see the argument as being used for an emergency shelter, because I have my tarp and hammock. I am not trying to argue against them, I am just trying to understand if they are really necessary for my system. Hopefully some of you guys can help me make up my mind on deciding if they are worth it or not. The other factor is where I am likely to be at this time of year, even during a freak storm would not be colder than 50 degrees. So maybe bring them only during winter and on dayhikes when I do not have so much warm gear? I don't know. HELP! OPINIONS!