So true! I have been known to put rocks in my own backpack, so to speak. Part of it is my desire/need to ensure my husband's comfort--a definite cost/benefit win for me. (We have considered just cutting his feet off, but I think he's more useful with them.)Van Fan you sure do have a whole lot of restrictions. Some of them would require a big bull dozer and dump trucks to solve
BTW, your "flat pack" post above got me thinking about that concept in general. For a decade and a half, I worked part time as a "demo lady" in stores. (It started as a diversion, and I found I actually really enjoyed it. Who knew?) I still have a set of vendor-provided cardboard tables that fold and pack into the top and base. They are amazingly strong, and I use them in tandem for a large rotary cutting table. I probably will not put them in my new conversion, but the idea of light, strong and moveable does, indeed, rule!