First, sorry I didn't state that the list was a 5 day trip list, time of year Oct-April,so I built in temps to just below freezing, hiking areas TX Hill Country, Ozarks, Big Bend, so far. Mileage 7-10 mpd..just starting out, and I'm not into covering ground for its own sake. I'm female 130 lbs, 5'5" pretty small boned, not a lot of padding,and cold-natured.
I spent some time at lunch today and nixed several of the same items you all suggested. I agree on nixing the GPS,MP3, batteries,paring down the FAK and toiletries,going with razor blade in place of knife,losing the towel. Agree with nixing camp shoes.The camera is my "lighter one" LOL
I guess I haven't made the leap to where I don't have any backups yet, especially in cold weather, but I do agree I could lose a shirt or two. The capilene thermals (top and bottom) are the pair I referred to, coupled with nylon pants for warmth when needed and to sleep in. The mini led,at .5 seemed like a good back up if headlamp died. TP much lighter than another bandana. I reallllly love my Lowa hiking boots, but agree that for carrying a load this wt. I can do without them.
Hammock is non-negotiable...no more sleeping on the ground for me, unless I'm in the desert...did I mention I'm 55? The pad is not for a sitpad but for insulation for feet/legs, as Lori pointed out. Could be used to break for lunch or rest if wet weather. Also I mis-stated the wt of the underquilt, it's 11 oz not 12.9. As for rain pants, in summer yes nylon would dry fast, but in winter these could serve as extra warmth. For me the PLB is non-negotiable, had a friend of a friend last fall whose life was literally saved by his SPOT. The bear spray is probably not necessary, but it gives me a little peace of mind:)
I realize I have to change my mindset from canoe camping where weight isn't an issue to what I can carry on my back.
Thanks again, you did just what I needed, made me think about each item carefully.I have printed out your responses so I can keep chiseling away.