Getting ready to depart on my first trip with my (U)L gear and new way of hiking. I won't post the list (I'm tired of looking at the spreadsheet), but I will say that I am in at 13.8 lbs base (down from ~30 before I saw the light), and still have a few improvements to go.
Here's the lowdown:
Core - 138.6oz (Hammock, tarp, quilt, etc)
Kitchen - 25.97oz (includes water bottles, and MSR water filter)
Bathroom - 4.9oz
Packed Clothes - 23.65oz (includes 12oz camp/river shoes)
Survival - 10.2oz
Misc - 17.55oz (includes really heavy GPS, headlamp, spare batteries, etc)
Clothing worn - 63.55oz
There are a few items that I am looking to replace, but the $:weight savings ratio is bad at this time (I.e., new stakes which comes out to about $15 per ounce), and I've bought a lot of new gear in the last month or so.
I'm waiting for a lighter knife (.6 v 2.8), some light weight pill boxes to replace the heavy pill bottle I use, as well as something in which to put creams so that I don't have to carry an entire tube for a couple of days. The warmth:weight ratio for my quilt is also really bad, but my lighter quilt is far too hot for these steamy SE nights, but nothing at all won't work either.
I feel like I can get under 12.5 simply by replacing some of my heavy existing gear with lighter weight alternatives.
Either way, I'll be rocking about 26.4 lbs FSO at my heaviest (includes a day's worth of food and up to 3 liters of water). That's a vast improvement considering my base weight prior to my (U)L conversion was heavier than my total weight now.
When my eyes aren't so heavy, I'll post the entire list. I want to thank all those who have helped me out these last few weeks. I could not have done it without the great help of this community.