I'm relatively new to the light backpacking scene but I've lived in the Sierras my whole life and have always wanted to do this trail. The plan is to do it 15AUG-29AUG. I've seen a few other people's JMT pack lists but I was wondering if I could get some feedback on my own (note, I don't own all the equipment yet, this is just a tentative plan). I plan on using all resupply points, so the weights listed for consumables are for the longest stint (MTR to Whitney), which I plan to tackle in around 7 days.
Pack - GoLite Jam2 - 31 oz
Cover - Trash bag
Shelter - GoLite Shangri-La 1 + Floor - 26 oz
Bag - GoLite UltraLite +20 quilt - 25 oz
Pad - Therm-a-Rest Ridge Rest Pad - Short - 9 oz
Rain Jacket - Don't have one yet, something cheap and lightweight though
Fleece - Loki Midi Micro Fleece - 12 oz
Gloves - I have some wool inserts, but am considering something more heavy duty..
Extra socks/underwear - Do I need these?
Underwear - ExOficio Boxer Briefs - 2.2 oz
Stove - Haven't got one yet. I am thinking Caldera Cone system or MSR PcketRocket, any suggestions?
Water Container - Platypus 1L w/ Hose - 3 oz
Water Treatment - I am thinking tablets for the weight they save, but I don't know because I only have one Platypus and I don't want to have long wait periods hiking without water while it purifies.
Bowl/pot - BackpackingLight FireLight 550 - 2.7 oz
Headlamp - Petzl e+LITE - 1 oz
First Aid Kit - will be minimal, with just some bandaids and some ibuprofin
maps - Tom Harrison JMT map pack - small photocopies onto a couple pieces of paper
hand sanitizer - 4 oz
Bear Canister - Bearvault BV500 - 46 oz
GPS Tracker (SPOT) (for mom's peace of mind....) - 7.4 oz
Camera - Canon Powershot SD1200 - 4.5 oz
Dental care - I was thinking of getting the Toob brush, but would something like Listerine PocketPaks work good enough?
TP + bag
sunblock - 3 oz
chapstick - 1 oz
DEET - 3 oz
Poles - Kmoperdell Contour Foam Trekking Poles - 18 oz
Food (2lbs/day) - 224 oz
1 L water (at any given time) - 34 oz
And of course worn clothing, which is just your typical hiking clothing.
Some questions I have..
I currently don't have the GoLite Jam pack, I have a Gregory z65, which is twice the weight! With the Jam, my base pack wieght (w/out food) is 15 lbs, so with the z65, that would be 17 lbs. With everything I am looking at about 30 lbs carried (estimating for the things I don't have weights for yet), which I'm fine with. But if I stay with my z65 and add a water filter (or if I don't do that, maybe another L of water to have one always ready while one's purifying), I'm adding a good 3-4 lbs. I'm trying to go lightweight but with my inexperience I'm not sure which would be the smarter decision. I was also thinking, to cut down weight, I could forgo the Shangri-La floor and use something like a space blanket, thoughts?