Here is my re-styled gear list. This gear list now includes the Ti stakes, FeatherFire stove and Montbell U.L. Parka, all of which I have on order.
I'm trying to be as realistic as I can with this gear list. I want to bring the full tent since I'm often in buggy conditions and I want to include my rain gear and full insulation clothing because I'll usually want those. I think this gear list is quite complete and accurate.
My attention right now has shifted towards a few areas:
1) Stuff Sacks
I am currently carrying 4.1oz worth of stuff sacks for my quilt, essentials and food sack. I'm thinking about picking up some cuben stuff sacks for all 3 of these purposes. I'm just a bit worried though about my down quilt. I know cuben is waterproof but I'm not sure I trust the cinch closure if I really get in pouring rain all day. I could add a cuben pack liner too, but then I don't think I'd be saving much weight and it would cost more. I could go with a packliner and no stuff sack for the quilt, but I'd still need sacks for the food and 'essentials'. I could use some advice on what others do for stuff sacks. It's too bad Zpacks is closed for a few months because MLD is a lot more expensive and they don't have as much selection. It might just be best to replace my wife's 2.7oz dry sack with a cuben one for $20 and leave it at that for now.
My 1.5L hard anodized aluminum pot, lid and lifter weighs 10.7 ounces and a 1.3L Evernew Ti pot weighs 4.6oz. I could pick up this pot for about $50 and save 6 ounces....pretty darn tempting.
Both my rain jacket and pants weigh over 50% more then they need to. I'm carrying about 10 ounces more than necessary here. There is some really nice gear (ie. Marmot Mica jkt, GoLite Reed pants) that's pretty tempting. Dollars per ounce, the Ti Pot is probably the best deal though.