So here's the deal regarding non-sul items and the more conventional items - I put this list together on a whim with what I already own/like/use with the exception of the 600ml ti cup. I tend towards the 7 to 10 lb baseweight and I am not looking to spend too much money in the pursuit of lightness. Hence, the *ridiculously heavy!* canister stove. But it is stupid easy, and I like a quick brew :) I've used so many stoves that it hurts my head, and I've come back to the trusty can o'gas. But you DO have me thinking that I could temporarily trade it for my 46g Wetfire ti-stove and some tin foil to save about a quarter pound! Which could then go back into the sleep system and still be under 5 lbs.
As for the sleeping system, I sleep in the clothes that I wear hiking (see list below) and have not had an issue down to the 30's - except that it was very COLD ;) I've brought the MB thermal sheet and my trusty EX light on various occasions over the last 2 years in everything from single wall shelters ala HS rainbow, to the ole bivy and tarp combo. I've occasionally froze and I have also been occasionally warm. It IS marginal, as I have found out in more than one circumstance.
Eugene - I've done the no TP thing on plenty of trail runs and I sure do appreciate the few plys of just-in-case that I view as reassurance. It is mainly alcohol wipes in the toiletry kit.
Dan - Sorry to hear about your portly air mat, I suppose I lucked out! BTW, how is that short 25" neo?
Greg F - Thank you, I appreciate the feedback regarding fuel consumption and weights. I often take the about half-full canisters on solo overnights and do see where you are coming from!
Mike M - thanks for the heads up regarding the Katabatic Gear Chisos, I'll look into that ASAP. Somehow flew under/over my radar.
I understand the need for what is carried, so hear it goes head to toes:
1. ExOfficio bugsaway cape cap, or MH ul running cap.
2. Cheap sunglasses
3. ExOfficio or MH LW synthetic L/S button-up
4. Analog Wenger watch
5. Fizan UL trekking poles sans wrist straps
6. ExOfficio synth boxer briefs
7. Arcteryx or ExO LW synth pants
8. IN POCKETS: Sony tx5 (if documenting), chapstick, benchmade 930, silva starter compass (sometimes this and/or the map is left behind, depending on area), mini bic.
9. UL shorty smartwool socks
10. La Sportiva Fireblades - they fit me well and also conveniently slay!
This is normally what I wear/carry for summer here in MT and WY.
A big THANKS for the feedback thus far! (even you BG, you salty old dog)
EDIT: a bit more of a Sub-5 background can be viewed here