if you get a chance, I'd love for you to look at our gear list. Everything is now purchased and we're just coming into good weather and are super keen to try it out!
Originally we had a dragonfly and msr cookpots and mugs but I have decided to take the plunge and go for an alcohol setup, cutting our weight by 30oz. We have not yet purchased it but I have a thread in the g spot section.
I'm not so keen on trusting a bic lighter so the mini firesteel was what I chose, still very light.
Also, we only have 1 sleeping bag each so far but a much lighter summer option is in the cards for the future. Something like a WM summerlite etc.
We camp a lot but backpacking is new to us so clothing will probably be a work in progress. My wife is a very cold person when idle.
We're down to 14lb for me and 11lb for my wife so far. I know the packs are a heavy option. We tried lighter packs but being thin people, we found the extra padding around the hip belt a massive plus. We've purchased them now so they are not up for debate. Sorry haha. I know a lot of you will cringe at their weight.
Thanks very much :)