I come from a military background where the emphasis was on carrying as much as possible just in case we would ever need it (as well as the 'man up' factor regarding loads going well into the 60-80+ pound range). Although we did use tarps, thin foam mats and cowboy camps, we would often carry things like 10 litres of water, ration packs full of cans (nary a dehyd in sight), and incredibly strong, incredibly heavy reinforced cordura gear.
After a few hikes as a civilian I realised I just wasn't getting much enjoyment out of it, and started my conversion to an UL philosophy, so different to what I'm used to.
I have ditched the expedition backpack and heavy boots, dumped the 2 man tent and large synthetic sleeping bag, frying pan and portable speakers.
I've put together a rough gear list with the new set up I've built over the last few weeks. I'm going to try it out on the 6th of September on a 6 day hike through the Blue Mountains in Australia. Temperatures go down to a little above feezing at night, but the week should see relatively very little rainfall.
It's probably a bit late to make any major changes, but I would greatly appreciate any advice on last minute changes / additions to improve my setup. A lot of cottage gear like HMG and Katabatic is unfortunately unavailable to myself due to lead times, so I had to make do with the best off the shelf gear I could get delivered in time.