Thanks for the reply Ken...
I posted this List on a couple of other sites also and have recieved alot of feedback, so....
JetBoil... I have looked at MSR and the aluminum can Stoves and if you figure in The stove, fuel, fuel container, aluminum foil, pot and/or pan, wind screen and a MSR Spoon tool there is very little difference...
Oh, the MSR fuel Cannister is lighter that the Jetboil cannister(I'll change the weight on that as soon as I go to REI and pick one up and weigh it)
I realize we are talking ounces and thats the name of the game, but I guess I'm a little trendy on this one. By the end of the summer I'm sure I'll change my mind:):)
Synthetic... I did look in to getting a lighter bag, but I carry no insulating pants, nor do I carry a bag liner for warmth... I think I remember viewing the weights of a lighter bag, pants and liner... Once again I am sure I was very close to the same weight of the bag alone??
All-n-all, I tend to change my mind and am willing to try anything once... I will be ordering one of the Aluminum can stoves, so I "can" say I tried it:)
Oh, I will be dropping 3.5oz from the Katadyn filter... The platypus hose is the same hose diameter (No need for the bottle attachments the filter comes with). I also figured that in using the hydration system in my pack I can simply plug the pump to the drinking hose and fill it up without having to unload the pack to fill it and add treatment...:)
Yes, I know... I'm still hauling the extra wieght... Sorry!
Remember, I'm new at this and I'm going to make some mistakes, This is gear for Overnight adventures with my wife.
With the help from you and others I have reduced my weight from a staggering 29lbs to 17lbs and now 12lbs...