So I'm adding a few things to my JMT list this year, and there are a few things I'm adding or thinking of adding, but not entirely sure if they're dopey or not. I was hoping someone wouldn't mind putting in their 2 cents as my sounding board.
Sleeping shirt (4oz). Hiking Shirt. Last year these were the same, and I went at a pace that dictated I don't do much laundry. I hated that. Vowed to bring a sleep shirt. Now I'm here again, with a slower pace, debating bringing a separate shirt for sleeping still. ATM I have a golite synthetic shirt, and a railriders thicker shirt that seems a bit stiff. My plan was to hike in the railriders, but man it doesn't seem like a nice thing to sleep in.
iPod Nano (2oz w/headphones). I took it last year and felt kind of zoned out some days listening to music. I didn't hear as many nature sounds, and all that. I vowed to not take it, but then again I feel like it helped me get up and over hills/passes. Here I am debating it again.
Camp shoes (5.30z). Last year I didn't bring any, but instead brought bread bags to slip on before getting in my shoes. It was kind of clammy, kind of whatever. This year I was thinking of some Zems, but at 5.3'ish ounces, they're a lot to add. On the other hand I'm spending more time around camp this year and they might be an "ahhh that's nice" item.
Food Snuggie for freezer bag cooking (1 oz?). Last year I brought one and thought I might just use my balaclava or jacket as a cozy. Would a thin wool balaclava be as good for keeping in the warmth here? I don't want to use my down jacket for fear of a spill.
E-vent Mitts (1.5oz). I walked in some light rain last year, put these on after a few minutes, and kept clammy until I took them off. I think I'd have preferred not even wearing any. I was thinking bringing these might be extraneous, especially given my umbrella this year.
Sun Gloves (.73oz). I used these last year but boy do they get dirty fast, and feel unhygenic. They also left a sweet fingerless glove tan. I was sure I was just going to bring more sunscreen, but now I'm debating them again. I use trekking poles so boy do my hands get a lot of sun.