Willy, welcome back! I'm glad your knees are better, and you get to get out into nature and experience everything once again!
Thank you for the trip report too. It was fun to read. Loved the pictures!
I was going to ask if you used your mat for a wind shield for cooking? One thing that I do, that has worked well for me, is to use a piece of tin foil, folded over several times, as a wind screen. It's nearly no extra weight, and can be used for multiple things, such as tearing one layer off and using it as a ground pad for under a stove, reflective item in case of search and rescue, even as a temporary lid for your pot if you lose it somehow. All kinds of things. And it just bends up how you want it and fits into your cooking system. That way you don't have to worry about burning your mat.
Thanks again for the report, I'm jealous!