Wow, thanks for all the suggestions guys, they are very helpful.
Ive been considering a tarp, but I have never tarped before, so I dont know much about it.
I looked up the PCT method, and that is much better than the method I had in mind. I was just going to use the trash bag in a tree and use the 25' of cord to hoist it up, but the PCT method is alot better, and I will look for some stuff sacks and the Opsaks you were talking about. The leatherman is kind of a just in case thing, it weighs a little under 2 oz, and has been very useful in the past, I could probably nix it, but for the weight I would rather carry it along.
Im interested in the poaching fish method you suggested, I will have to look it up, it would be nice to not have to carry a grill, its not that heavy, but kind of a pain to get clean.
I kind of figured that the microfleece would not be enough, which item in the Patagonia line would you suggest to replace it. I was looking at the nano-puff, and its only a few ounces heavier but looks like it would insulate a whole lot better.
I really like the looks of the G4, I had looked at it earlier in the year, but forget about it in my recent pack search, I will keep it in mind.
The 4oz aid kit includes some of the items listed as missing, like the DEET, sunscreen, chapstik, ibruprofen, and duct tape, but I do need to find a flashlight, and that photon looks pretty light and handy. I recently went on a trip to an alpine lake at about 10,000, and the mosquitos were so bad I had to wear long sleeves most of the time like you said, its a bummer.