>you list bear spray as pack weight-
That should be carried weight, you are correct. I sewed a little slot into the cargo pocket for it.
>yes- your pad is pretty heavy
I think I can lose the stuff sack and shave 2 oz. I'm trying not to outlay any more cash right now. What closed-cell pieces would you recommend?
>is a vest going to be a warm enough insulating layer for the GT's?
I don't know!! I was thinking maybe a light fleece vest on top of the down vest, of course that's more weight. I'm also looking at the nanopuff, which seems like a good deal for the weight. What do you use?
>are you going solo? if so maybe a smaller pot
Yeah, I was just cheaping out. Actually I have an old sierra cup that would do the job for a bit less weight. At the moment I am going solo, though that might change (I find it's always safest to plan that way)
>your rain gear is a little on the heavy side- lots of folks have jacket AND pants for the weight of one your garments
I know, I just have a love affair with that jacket. The pants are good insulators, but you're definitely right.
>toothpaste you can save some weight-
I'm sure that was a guess. I will weigh out what I really need
>you could save a fair amount of weight w/ your sleeping bag, but it's $- it's probably the single most expensive item of gear we purchase (the good thing is a quality down bag lasts for decades!)
I have a lighter 35 degree bag (17oz) but I'm afraid of it for this trip. Thoughts?
>if solo you could probably go w/ a lighter shelter
Again, TBD. I've heard some horror stories about the rain out there.
>not sure what bottles you have, but platypus 1 liter bottles are 0.9 each
I go to the supermarket and buy two of the lightest-looking 1L bottles of water I find. I've probably bought enough of them now that the platys would have paid for themselves...
>might want to weigh that TP again :) 0.05 isn't much, probably more like 0.5
Forgive the expression, but the TP is a CYA :-) I usually use leaves, and it lives in the first aid kit, so no baggie.
>a few items you may be missing- map(s), sunscreen, bug dope?
Map, duh, I will weigh and get it on there. I don't do sunscreen hardly ever (I stay pretty covered up) and I rarely do bug dope, but I might tack on .5 oz of picaridin, since I'm told I will be in bug country.
Thanks for the comments. I will weigh out the guess weights tonight and fix it up!