I have learned a lot from BPL on how to minimize pack weight in order to maximize outdoor adventures. Last year I went through some major life changes that have made the possibility of an AT thru-hike a reality! I will be hiking SOBO starting sometime in June. I have scoured Whiteblaze and have done many multi-day shakedown hikes (with this kit) so now all that is left to do is scrutinize my gear list. I have spent the last week going over my list and I now turn to the experts to give me their advice. I am open to all advice so don't hold back. I am happy with my base weight right now but I was wondering if it would be beneficial (or possible) to get down to 10lbs. I have some funds so replacing items is an option but over the past couple days I have weighed the spending vs weight saving costs and it just didnt't seem worth it (replacing pack and some other items only put me at 11.5 ozs). Please feel free to let my gear list have it.
A brief bio if that helps: Former Army Infantryman (1 tour in Afghanistan), presently finishing up college. I compete in triathlons and try to get outdoors as much as possible. 5'6" and 160lbs. Also I'm a side sleeper.
Here is my gear list:
Just a side note: The winter gear I will be exchanging will be a WM Alpinlite for the quilt quilt (31oz.), a WM flash xr jacket for the nano puff (11 oz), patagonia cap 3 top and bottom for the cap 2s (14.5 oz) and possibly adding a 1/8 CCF pad and a balaclava.