Have you been talking to my Dad? You sound just like him...
List has been updated and changes are highlited in RED. New base weight: 10.85 lbs.
>First Aid Kit - 4.30 – Too much for a short trip, you can >easily get this lower.
OK, the bag itself weighed a ton, so it became a baggie. I will pore over what's in it soon, but I'm going to guess at 2.5oz, keeping in mind I have to travel with a lot of aspirin and advil.
>TP - Hygiene -0.01 – Nix the TP
I'm going to bring it and plan on not using it. I read your treatise on the scrape and rinse method :-)
>Notebook and pen - Incidental 3.00 – Get this down to 2 oz
That was a guess, shouldn't be a problem.
>Salt, Pepper - 1.50 – Really, for a short trip? Too much.
No way. Food is my only vice.
>Open Country 12 oz pot - 5.20 – Hmmmm, thats a lot for a small pot.
You know what, I can lose the handle and the handle-bearings easily. I can't do it right now, but I bet it will shave 2 oz.
>Trash bags - 1.70 (the COMPACTOR bag weighs 2.1 oz, and is superior to a simple trash bag.
I will look for them. I believe you.
>Go Lite Jam 2 – 26.00 – Can you fit everything inside? That sleeping bag is gunna be porky.
I'm confident. Worst case scenario, I double-bag the sleeping bag and hang it outside.
>Space Blanket 1.00 – NIX completely. You'll be fine without.
I gotta tell you I'm hesitant to do without a ground cloth, especially if I trim down the sleeping pad. Thoughts on this?
>Stakes Shelter 7.60 – Thats a lot. How many? What kind?
Four. They are some basic aluminum spikes that were the lightest ones in my kit.
>Swiss Army Knife - 3.70 – What? You had two knives before, and you are choosing the HEAVY one? No way. Take the smaller knife. This is an esential thing about lightweight camping, simply take the lightest item available. (or, take nothing, getting the weight to zero, like the space blanket and scrubby)
I guess I was looking for more functionality with the swiss army knife, but I don't have anything with me to fix...
>Flashlight and batteries - 3.10 – Uggg. There are a million lightweight headlamps. This is TOO heavy.
I feel you on this, but I own it. I'm really done with spending for this trip.
>Hoody 20.50 – Wow, that's WAY too much.
I know it's crazy, since I own a MILLION fleeces, but somehow they all got packed when I moved, and I won't see them until September. This is the lightest thing I've got that's actually warm.
As for clothes, the baggie note was when there was an extra tee-shirt (for dry clothes), it's gone. I tried to detail the clothes more, what I wear is in the second column (worn weight).
I like when you jump up and down, it makes my trip easier :-)