I'm a backpacker. It's how I prefer to experience the outdoors. There's nothing like getting off the grid, tens of miles away from the nearest road, and having everything you need on your back. It's one of the freest feelings I've experienced. It's surprising what shedding all the crap does for the psyche.
I'm no ultra-light backpacker, but I do acknowledge there's a lot to consider and learn from that approach. There was a book in the 80s for the Mazda RX-7 with Wankel Rotary Engine about how they challenged the engineers to shave 1gm from all their designs, which ultimately resulted in many grams from all their designs being shaved from the total weight. Less weight, more power and performance. Another idea of watching the grams. Because you're using your feet, every step, with every gram, yields X energy expended. Just basic logic and physical science, but I know that wasn't the approach to gear until the ultra-lighters came along.
I take a small pipe with a repaired, once cracked mortise, that also happens to be a phenomenal smoker, a couple pipe cleaners, and a minimal amount of tobacco in a small zip lock. That's it. I use a stick or rock for a tamper I find at the campsites. On longer trips, when I've had more food to lug, I've also skipped the pipe and used rolling papers instead to make little pipe tobacco cigars. Again, shave off the weight of the pipe. I'm not nuts about this weight thing, but if I can still enjoy X, Y, or Z without the burden of the added weight, I'll take an alternative.
*still won't give up my 6LB backpack with framesheet and stays, though. I draw the line somewhere.