Okay was slowly acquiring gear over the last few months. Trying to get a sub 20 lbs base weight combining new with old. I am not planning any thru-hikes by any stretch, just a few 5 day trips, maybe a section hike. My struggle was "what do I do when my Kelty Redwing weighs 3lbs 11oz.? So I have the following for this time of year (night lows in the high 30's low 40s, days 50's). -Tent: Lanshan 2 3f UL -Sleep system: REI Lumen 20, Klymit Ultralight V insulated pad, inflateable pillow and a Mountain warehouse polycotton liner -clothes bag: long johns, 2 pairs of socks (one for sleeping), spare boxers, extra fleece top. -ditty bag: 10,000 mAH charger, cables for phone and watch, toothbrush and paste. -50 feet of paracord and carabiner for bear bag. -Sawyer squeeze filter system with the two bags -trowel and "**it tickets -fire kit with lighter, fero rod, fat wood and wax coated cotton pads and Swiss army knife. -pack cover. -Eddie Bauer "puffy" jacket -Columbia rain jacket. -Cook system: Esbit cook set with brass alcohol burner and 5oz of Heet (985ml pot, 470ml pan/pot) -Write in the rain notebook, 2 pencils, work sharp field sharpener, Opinel #9 and a DIY cook pouch made from windshield sun screen. Note I didn't include my primary knife since I will "wear" it. A K-Bar BK-11. Base weight? Only 17 lbs. I was a bit surprised tbh, with how heavy the pack was with how I went with the fire starting kit, heavy pack, certain luxury items etc. I will likely have to get a different pack at some point though, only because I don't think I have 5 days of food space in this pack with the above load out.