Sure; I'm up for a good lashing. I went out this weekend and had a great time. The pack was very tolerable and actually less weight than most there. We went for 3 days/2 nights. Lots of rocky type steep ups and downs; a bunch of creek crossings. It looks like my sleeping stuff needs the help. I don't know exact weights, I may look them up and edit later.
Bag : Osprey Kestrel 48 , just over 3lbs
Tent : Eureka spitfire, 3 lbs
Sleeping bag : Kelty Cosmic down 20* , over 3 lbs
Pad : Thermarest Trail Small , don't know weight
Pillow : none
candle lantern : I really liked this. Though I only need to bring one candle, not two.
Optimus cup with trangia alcohol stove. The stove to be nixed, gonna get one of those little burners and small canisters. They will fit into my cup.
Frog Togg thingy rain poncho.
Black Diamond trekking poles. Didn't use nearly as much as thought.
Clothes: fleece shirt, 2 prs socks, 2 underbritches, base layer top & bottom, 1 extra T shirt.
Food: not much here; 6 tortillas, 4 p.butter packets, three packs jelly, one hot chocolate, 6 packs instant oatmeal, 4 granola bars. 2 small bottle cokes.
Katadyn Filter, two filled water bottles.
Folding T.brush, folding hairbrush, small t.paste, contact stuff.
That's pretty much it.
What I would like help on is the sleeping arrangement. A suggested lighter/smaller compressible sleeping bag. And, another light and compressible pad option (the thermarest didn't impress me much). As far as the tent, I don't want to completely go bare min. here. I am thinking about seeing if I can just set up the fly with trekking poles. Then, it would be no inside and no poles.
I'm ok with the other stuff I listed, but you can tear me apart if you like; others will learn and get new ideas that way. I would be happy to carry only 20 total lbs compared to my 27 total lbs this weekend.