You already have received a lot of feedback. But since I am sitting in front of my computer with some "writer's block" for a project I am working on, thought I would go through your list.
Even though you might use every item, I always look at things from the vantage point of: are they really necessary.
So here goes...
I would dump
- Minty Boost
- Solar charger
- PDA Phone
I have never needed any of these. But I am sure lots of folks are going to consider them necessities.
- Nylon rope: in a pinch, I use my tent cords. Oops... you have no tent or other shelter? If the hammock provides rain shelter, use the cords from it in emergencies.
I rarely hike at night, or hike at night when there is a bright moon, so I can get by with a Photon.
Trowel, other implements available along the trail. Except in some areas they are required and sometimes checked by rangers.
Some duplication here:
- Merino top
- Safari shirt
I can normally get by with just one, two at the most.
Flip flops not needed with some nice breathable trail runners.
Okay, I see you changed the jacket.
Gloves @ 5.1 oz. I can get by down below freezing with light SmartWool liners and eVent mitts.
Hiking shoe - already covered by others.
Emergency Ponco: You already have a jacket. Plus these don't work well as emergency shelters.
Orange vest: what purpose? If it is hunting season, I hike somewhere else :)
Pee bottle: for spring & fall hiking? not needed, go outside. If is necessitated because of the hammock, then I see the hammock as inconveniet :)
Beacon: for spring and fall? No. Maybe if you might get swept away by an avalanche. Of course I will open up a debate with that statement :)
Hand warmers: for spring and fall. No. You already have gloves.
Bear spray: Maybe in grizzly country. Not needed for black bears, IMO.
Paper towels in kitchen? No.
Hydration Bladder: You already have a couple platys.
Water filter: I have never understood this. Chemicals have done me well for 40 years.
Bear cannister: only if required by regulation. Otherwise it is stealth camping, bag hanging or Ursack for me.
Knife: I have been using a Classic for decades.
- Advil works fine for me. Only need one kind of this medicine.
- Anti-histamine? Never took any hiking or even use it at home. Maybe if one has alergies of some sort.
- Sting eze: never took any. Bee stings and others go away in a day or two.
- Deordorant: you got to be kidding. Especially in bear country.
- q-tips? Never even thought about bringing these. Can't see any purpose... but I could be wrong. Only time I use them is to clean the track ball on my computer.
- Safety pins: don't even own any.
- Razor: No.
- Comb: No.
- Shaving oil: No.
- Paper towels: you already have some TP.
- UL Saw? Um... with the wood stove and other stuff, there are lighter alternatives. Plus I hate dealing with the black on pots from wood fires.
- Mini Pliers: No.
- Back up light? Have you ever needed it?
- Carabiners: For what?
- 3 oz of stuff sacks? How many do you have and for what? You have a water proof liner. A couple cuben sacks for minor organization weigh about 1/2 oz.
- Pack: 32 oz: There are probably lighter alternatives, depending on the capacity you need.
- Hammock: No use trying to change the mind of a hammock devotee :) but really, that is a lot of weight.
Sleeping bag: 31 oz for spring and fall. Probably lighter options. My 32F Nunatak weighs 15.8 oz, and handles most of my spring and fall camping.
End of List.
Well, that was fun.