Okay! Great and amazing news after lots of wallet pulling, baseweight is: 11.5 lbs. This number does not include my camera or cellphone. This brings me to 12 lbs with no food or water. When I got the tent I hadn't anticipated it adding 3lbs to my carrying weight. It brought me dramatically over my weight goal by 2.5 lbs. As I searched for lighter weight gear I discovered I could drop 6 lbs of dead weight if I pulled out of my wallet. By choosing to go with the lightweight option I am joining the group of so called elite ultralight fanatics. Secretly... I love it.
The sleeping bag: GoLite Adrenaline 20+. size: Short.... weight: 1 lb 14 oz
The sleeping pad: Thermarest's newest NeoAir. size: Short... weight: 10 oz
The Tent: Nemo Meta 1p. Total weight: 3 lbs-ish
The backpack: REI Ultralight Flash 65 Weight: 3 lbs 2 oz.
The good news about being small... things weigh less.
I am so excited!! My camera will be taking pictures of my progress tomorrow. There is a slight color theme...it just sort of happened!