Weight of gold and other things.
"On the other hand, carrying away $300,000 in gold, even at today's prices, will require a fair bit of work."
Not so fast...
Today's quote of gold is: $1526 (and some change)
So, $300,000 is 196.5 troy ounces.
Troy ounces are 31.1 grams (plus a bit)
A little math and this comes to 6,111g (or 6.111 kg). A bit more math and one gets 13.5 lb.
In my book, this is a bit heaver than a laptop (probably an old one) in a backpack. In my book, not much "work"!!
Of course if this were back in the 60's, when gold was $35/oz it would be a bit heaver! (40 stone heaver!!)