Thanks for the responses so far.
I'll use my last trip (13 days in the Wind River Range) as a starting point for the gear that i currently use/have: Please note that i tend to go on trips that last 7-14 days, tend to go in the fall (late August - early Sept,. which risks backpacking in snow, consequently means i need warmer clothing)
While it didn't snow while i was there (this year), it snowed the week prior and the day prior.
Current pack is a North Face Pivotal 75 (4600 cu in, 108 oz.) It weighed, fully packed 42 lbs, INCLUDING 15 lbs of food for my Wind River trip. I came out with (5) dried prunes, (1) energy bar, and a handful of trail mix. So my food amount is pretty bare minimum.
Current tent is Mountain Hardwear PCT, 57 oz. But am seriously looking at the Tarptent Moment, 28 oz
Current sleeping bag: North Face Snowshoe 57 oz. Have looked at other bags, but haven't found much lighter for a 0 degree bag. I hate being cold!
Current Pad is a Thermarest prolite 3, 12 oz.
These items at weigh 8.5 lbs.,plus my food (15 lbs.) was 23.5 lbs. The balance of my pack was 18.5 lbs.: and included the following. I don't know what the individual weight of each item is, as the idea of countign ounces is a new thought process for me. "*" indicates stuff i need for cold weather.
a) spare pair of smartwool socks and liners
b) spare pair of underwear
c*) wool hat
d*) Outdoor Research gloves
e*) Patagonia Baselayer Merino Wool bottom and top
g) REI rain pants and top (i use the wool baselayer and rain gear as, wind breaker/comfort clothing at night when it gets cooler)...these are heavy, and need to be replaced!
g) pair of sandals, used to cross streams / waterways. A friend on the Wind River trip had trail shoes that were wet for days, he had to wear then all the time, while i was able to air my shoes at the end of the hike, while wearing my sandals.
h) small Buck jack-knife, to cut meat / clean fish,
i) flyrod, flies, pliers
j) spare nalgene bottle
k) beercan stove (3 oz) with fuel tablets
l) carry plastic spoon, use containers of Mountain House for cooking and eating
m) firstaid kit
n) Etrex GPS / maps
o) small bottle of soap / detergent / shampoo combination.
p) iodine tablets
i have to find a scale that i can use to weight each individual item. I would love to eliminate 10 lbs. from my load.