This is a great topic, thanks Ryan.
I've always been a little confused by "base weight" that doesn't include consumables, and I don't have my gear weight spreadsheets here at work to calculate the base weights. But I *can* say that the most recent trip on the Art Loeb trail with a group of slower people I had a total weight (wet) of 26 pounds, including the tequila. That was for sub-freezing weather, so I took the Torso Lite pad, 20 deg bag, canister stove, Ti pot, tarp tent, water filter.
By the same token, I did a 7 day hike on the southern AT with no re-supply in May and came in at 24 pounds total (wet). That was with alcohol stove, Marmot Atom bag, Torso lite pad, Ti pot and spoon, tarp tent (26 oz), water filter.
Areas that I'd like to work on to drop more weight: poncho/tarp combo for 3-season, possibly a lighter pack, different water filter/purification. I currently use an Osprey Atmos 50 pack which is a delight but comes in at over 3 pounds. The lighter packs like the GoLite Jam or Jam 2 I don't find very comfortable on my shoulders and my back. Water is a problem in the southeast, especially the past couple of years, so having a filter that can pump/filter from a little puddle spring is a good thing. I can make improvements by combining the poncho/tarp and have been eyeing the Gatewood Cape or maybe I'll make my own.