Hey Mike!, great insights, as usual!
Stuff sacks are going into the "storage bin" tomorrow. I was telling myself that I wanted to stay organized, but anyone that knows me knows that is BS.
There is some more trimming to be done on the Jam. I still haven't cut down the waist belt straps to size, and I have both hip belt pockets. I have been really hesitant to whack them off until I do a couple of more trips, and really decide they are useless. So far I just use one to hold my Aqua Mira bottles. I have removed the foam, cut out the hydration bladder sleeve, the tags, and the rest of straps are trimmed down to a better size.
Trash bags will be swapped out for lighter option.
The sponge was pulling double duty as a silencer for my Pot (it rattles around a bit) but I could find something else.
The TP is staying. I am open to the natural option, but it will take some test runs with TP along as a "plan b" before I will be confident in leaving it at home. (I cant believe you have me considering it. I thought you were nuts when I first started reading your posts.)
Clothes stuff sack is gone, probably going to be replaced by a mosquito net.
The e-lite is on my shopping list, as soon as I can squirrel the money away.
The key... I'll give it a test run, but I can get pretty neurotic about stuff. If I am going to worry about it the whole time, it's worth the weight.
Thanks for taking the time, and helping me out Mike! Looking forward to the book!