It seems that maybe my spreadsheet isn't as intuitive as I thought. :)
Anything with a '0' in the #taken column is not counted in the weight,I wrote formulas in the sheet to auto tally and such. The 'not usually taken' denotation is stuff for non-normal trips- extra clothes, softshell, etc. Notice the 0's for #Taken and weight. I should have just erased them to avoid confusion.
The Worn/Carried section is maybe misleading to some- thats junk on my body and in my pockets. Not included in any weight total, and not really open for debate about weight loss.
The only clothes in my pack are in the 'Carried Clothes' section: 4oz shorts, 1pr extra socks, L/S shirt, windshirt and Down Sweater.
I probably *should* put back in my baselayer bottoms, I find myself unpacking each trip and finding them in my pack, forgotten and unused. Still, maybe better safe than sorry.
Unfortunately the stove stays. It's heavy, even for canister stove standards, but the weight includes a rather sizable and well performing windscreen to maximize efficiency, plus the weight of a lighter, so 7 oz is kinda misleading when just labeled "stove".
Were I anywhere else, I would almost certainly use the 2oz MYOG etOH stove I have but that's just not an option I'm comfortable with here in CO. Many places it's just short of explicitly forbidden.
Yeah, the Cookset needs some work. I could lose about 5oz with a Stanco Greaspot and lid, losing the cup and taking a plastic Wendy's Frosty spoon, but I just don't like that option for some reason. Plus I like my morning tea, so I need a cup. Ti is out, I still cook a bit when I want more than re-hydrated mashed potatoes and jerky.
I agree, I want to both have and eat my metaphorical cake. I guess that's the reason my kitchen is last piece of hold-over gear from my 'traditional' kit.