I'm going on an 8 day solo trip starting this weekend. Food is the biggest problem - I'm 6'4 with a monster metabolism and need about 3 pounds per day, but I've cut it back to closer to two/day here. Total pack weight would be 15lbs without the bear cannister and food...
The other main problem is the bearikade canister doesn't fit with all this gear. I think I'm going to put the food in an additional stuff sack in the pack, and try to hold the empty canister on the outside top of the pack using the top compression strap... I don't have any other pack so I have to make it work somehow.
My stuff isn't really UL. The rain gear is heavy, but it's eVent and works well for me. I tried a shorter sleeping pad, but couldn't get used to(read:couldn't sleep with) having my legs dangling off and just sitting on my pack.
I'm considering leaving the booties and fleece pants at home, but I'm anticipating temperatures in the low 20's and would rather be happy during the considerable amount of time spent in camp as the days grow shorter.
I'm not comfortable giving up TP yet.
I'd love any advice.