Nothing major or breakthrough... but figured I'd post it anyhow.
I finally got around to getting the handle made for my Trapper Mug. As soon as BPL gets their Esbit Wing stove in stock I'll have my solo trip kit fully completed.
Basic run down, I used a clothes hanger and bent it to shape and stripped the white paint off of it. The handle weighs .30 ounces. The lid is just HD aluminum foil folded over 3 times in a manner that left a tab sticking up to remove the lid. weight of lid is .10 ounces. weight of Trappers 475mL mug, spork, lighter, handle and lid totals my mess kit to 2.60+ ounces, (my scale couldn't decide between 2.6 or 2.65 for weight so it's in between) adding the approximate weight of the esbit stove of .4 ounces I'll have a total mess kit weight of 3.0+ ounces for solo endeavors. Hopefully I'll have the stove in time for my wonderland hike this summer.