I agree that at our age (57) comfort is always becoming more and more important. However with that being said I do make an effort to lesson the weight of other things instead of my "comfort kit" so to speak. I will work to lighten my cook kit, my first aid kit, my food and food container and a lot of other stuff but my pads, my bag, and my tent, I usually go with whatever "gets me through the night" if you know what I mean. If you can make those concessions, usually it is pretty easy to stay comfortable, for me it is any way...sabre11004... awesome
The first step that you take will be one of those that get you there 1!!!!!