It is not cheating on your egg at all, it is cheating on yourself if you don't do this.
My first love is the great outdoors, my preference is always the backcountry. I still love to do stuff like 7-10 day canoe trips where you see nothing else but maybe a few people doing the same thing. Getting away from electricity, phones, computers and the like is truly the only real way I can escape
For me buying my egg was a way to further explore this whole continent in the years to come. My canoe will always be with me for those side trips I so enjoy.