-What is BA stuff?
Bathroom stuff - Toothbrush, travel size toothpaste, mini trial size floss, chapstick, etc.
-Do you need a SAK-Swisscard? You have a knife
I bought the SAK-Swisscard primarily for the scissors in it. Was $7 + S&H for the scissors or $14 shipped for the whole card from Amazon. Additionally, the Mora Classic 2/0 + SAK-Swisscard was designed to replace the 4.4oz Leatherman Juice S2 I used to carry. Now I have a more functional knife I can beat on if needed, that I can grip more comfortably and have dropped the overall weight of the package while loosing out on pliers...oh well. I'll have to see if the rest of the stuff in the Swisscard is really of any use for backpacking.
-Do you need the packcover with all the drybags? (This is were environmental assessment comes in)
This is still in debate (in my head).
-You list a long sleeve as worn. since it's synthetic, leave the second one home, the first one will be dry enough to wear at bed time, if it's soaked, go bare skinned in your down jacket or quilt. Again, this is conditions dependent.
The second LS is actually a very effective thermal layer. I use this when it gets super cold and and I am on the move. The tight fit design and fabric do a great job keeping you warm while keeping you dry, very quickly, so moisture doesn't linger and chill. Additionally, I tend to sleep in the set and adjust my temp via socks, then cap, then additional layers. Both the Nike tops and bottoms are super snug to the skin fit. Lastly, I would definitely not want to be sleeping in my hiking pants at the end of the day. I see plenty of mud out in CO.
-Do you really need liner socks? With modern wool socks most people don't.
I have found that they help a lot in keeping my feet a lot drier in my Gore-tex boots. Ironic, eh?
-If you do need liner socks, ditch the second pair. Wash your liner and wool socks at night and let them dry while you sleep in a clean pair of wool socks.
Roger! Again, this is the kind of stuff I need people telling me. I'm very inventive and logical, but not always practical.
-Do you really need tall mid weight socks? In warm weather a thinner sock is less warm. (Conditions?)
Yup, conditions apply here. Hot hot in the sun days and chilly nights.
-What is the 50' Spectra for?
Carrying it for repairs, first aid, replacement for the compression lines on my pack, if I wanted to setup my water filter as a gravity system, extra guy lines if needed, water bladder shower (when we hike down south and it's days in the 90s), need to temporarily hitch the dog for any reason, etc.
-Do you really need the Skrink bag(conditions dependent) In warm weather, with synthetic insulation in the pad, isn't blowing by mouth ok? Would save 6 oz.
This is truly a luxury that I choose to spoil myself with. Honestly, the last ting I want to do at the end of a day is blow up my pad and pillow by mouth. Additionally, I don't feel the moisture from my breath will help anything out over time. At the same time, my hot breath does not allow me to adjust my pad immediately because, as the hot air from my breath cools, the pad gets softer. I run my pad super low pressure, so this tends to have me tapping my hip to the ground when I'm on my side.
-Why do you need a spare stove? Cartridge stoves rarely break. If it does, make a campfire or eat cold food and hike out.
I think this may just move to a separate JMT trip equipment list and exist my shorter trip base gear list.
-What's a Snozzle?
Here, I'll let Ted @ Exped explain that one. It's easier to see it's purpose demonstrated, rather than trying to write it out. I use this both on my sleeping pad and pillow.
-I use my stake bag as a rock sack.
Gold! Keep'em coming! I already have a tougher thickness cuben fiber tent stake bag, so that works out perfect.
-Is your Hadron hooded? If so, you have a lot of head stuff for warm weather: Bucket hat, rain hood, wind shirt hood, down hood, fleece hat, buff. (again conditions dependent)
Yes. The Hadron is on it's way to me, so once I receive it, the fleece hat may be taking an exit.
The stakes are with the tent weight...I presume. I will have to see once I get the TarpTent Moment.
- No MAP?
Map weight is variable depending on where I'm going. There's a good chunk of CO that I will never need a map for.