1. Regarding blisters, I just tried on some Spenco 2nd skin and have been wearing it around for the last 12 hours. Sticks really well with benzoin. I think I'll stick with Spenco.
2. Regarding the plethora of medications, I could perhaps remove one or two items for nausea/motion sickness, such as the Dramamine and the transdermal Scopolamine...however, pills are light! I would be removing hardly a gram from my pack weight by doing so.
3. Regarding the fire-starting kit, I already have a Light My Fire Firesteel Scout which I routinely use to light my Pocket Rocket cannister stove. I found that the smaller Firesteel that BPL is selling with the kit doesn't generate much heat, for me anyway. Matches haven't worked too well in my experience. (Maybe I need better strikers than the ones that come with a match box). I might, however, include a mini-Bic with my first aid kit as a tinder ignition source. My firestarting skills are pretty poor. Last year, I tried to start a fire with tinder quick tabs, Mayan fire dust (by Light my Fire), and couldn't get anything to light. (It rained the night before). I finally hauled out my Pocket Rocket and light up the place. Took me about 30 min to get a fire going.
4. Regarding make silnylon tent repairs, will duct tape stick good or do I need to invest in a McNett silnylon repair kit?
Also, see my thread I just started above regarding making repairs to my BAIAC pad.