Three water vessels? One is fine!
Just use aqua-mira drops. - Still on the fence on this one
Trowel? Improvise with a tent stake or a stick. - Done, trowl is gone.
TP is NOT a consumable, there is a very simple way (without using your hand) to get that weight down to zero! - I've read your extensive posts on the subject. Thanks, I'll use TP.
What's the ever-clear for? 12 oz??? Beverage :) Also antiseptic, or fire starter
No need for a big (2.8") knife. Just take a 0.1 oz razor blade in a cardboard holder. - I agree, it's just one of those items I always feel good about having. Although, I hardly use the thing. Any clever way to make the razor blade holder, or just folded cardboard and tape?
the micro fleece pullover is 11.65 oz, and a synthetic puffy is warmer and pretty much just as light. - What is a puffy?
No rain coat? - Not yet. Any recomendations, on the cheap? I have an old vinyl poncho I usually pack but it is not UL.
Add 2 pounds for water (consumable) for a more accurate pack weight. - Fair enough.
A 16 pound pack weight is pretty good, your ankles should be fine with sneakers. - It's more of a clumbsy thing. I have lost a bunch a weight recently which helps this a lot. Maybe I'll try my cross trainers on the trail before investing in some fancy trail runners.
No need for DEET in early spring or late fall. - Ticks fear no season in my neck of the woods. I'll keep the deet.
Minimize your stuff sacks. You have a lot of 'em. - I was noticing that. My mug can hold my fule and stove and windscreen. I guess I use its stuff sack to keep the lid on. I was thinking about swaping for a rubberband or something.
Toothbrush? Toothpaste? Sun-block? Sleeping socks? - Yes, toothbrush is coming with me, I forgot to list it. A bit of baking soda will do for tooth paste. I am under canopy most of the time and I don't burn easily, even mid-summer, no sunblock needed. I have never used sleeping socks, but it sounds like a good idea.
Thanks for the input!