I've been tracking this site for months, but have not posted much.
Anyway, you all have been a great help. In the last 12 months,I've cut out half my base weight. Through some gear purchases, borrowing and the like - i'm now down to about a 12lb base weight. I'm leaving for a week on the AT in a week - and the difference will be big.
I've still got some more room to go - and a couple purchases to make but i'm down to ounces instead of pounds. Thanks again.