Hey Brian, thanks for the response.
I do plan on getting out in the following months and testing my sleep system, if only in the backyard. I've taken the quilt down to about 32 degrees without a bivy, but haven't had the chance to take it below that. I figure with the bivy, and possibly tights and jacket if needed, I should be comfortable. But a bit of testing should prove whether or not that's so. It still isn't that cold at night here in Oklahoma, I'll give it another month or two.
And I do have a pair of lightweight gloves, I meant to add that in. I'll edit that.
I will also probably pick up a head net. I'll most likely stay in the bivy unless it's just too warm. I guess that's when the Duomid might be nice as well, since it's fully enclosed and can be pitched to the ground.
I don't mind the Ridgerest, I've been using torso length pads for a while now. If I find it to be too uncomfortable, I can swap it out for my TAR XLite. But, I've used it a few times now, and I'm confident that it'll be enough for me.
I'll take note on the FAK. There were a few things that I've meant to add but haven't yet.
I won't be using toilet paper, I need to add in my dropper bottle of Dr. Bronner's. As far as a trowel, I've never used one. I usually use a tent stake, or my trekking pole, or sticks, etc. I mention sunglasses at the top, haven't purchased yet. They'll probably just be some cheap no name sunglasses though.
I didn't mention this either, I just plan on adding 1 liter plastic water bottles (Smart Water, Gatorade, etc) for the first 700 miles. Since they're cheap and easily recycled when I no longer need them.
Hope that clears things up a bit. And thanks for pointing out a few things that keep sleeping my mind ( head net, gloves, adding to FAK, etc.)