One thing I've certainly picked up here is to minimize stuff sacks. I always used them to keep things organized. Then I found it's even easier to stay organized if I bring less gear.
Is one better than the other for all around use? ie. Can I wash my pot out with hand sanitizer?
I just rinse my pot when I actually eat out of it. It's not like the food is in there long enough to stick to the sides. As far as germs, I'm boiling water in it, so that kills those. But now I eat Mountain House singles, which I eat out of the bag, so the pot never gets dirty. If you want soap, and you're using something concentrated like Dr. Bronners, get something like the BPL micro droppers. I use them for my baking soda toothpaste, sanitizer, and DEET.
The ultrathon is supposed to be amazing but its pricy. I would empty some out to make it lighter but it costs so much I just cant seem to do it.
I don't know the mosquito situation in GNP. I was in Desolation Wilderness in the Sierra's 3 weeks ago. Mosquitos were awful. I had a headnet + permethrin treated clothes and .1 oz of REI Jungle Juice (99.8% DEET). I wish I'd just brought the 2 oz spray of the Jungle Juice, as I got bit all up in the morning. If skeeters are really bad, the extra 2oz are worth it. When I go to Yosemite this week, I'll at least have the spray in the car, so if the rangers say the mosquitos are out, I can bring it.
And I dont know where I would keep my razor so that it wouldnt poke holes in my gear. Suggestions?
Put a piece of duct tape over the blade.
It can but it wouldnt be comfortable at all. I dont like stuff in my pockets. Its a pretty expensive camera too so Id be ok carrying an extra ounce of pouch to protect it and keep it secure
Me too. I carry a case myself, just suggesting ways to drop a couple ounces.