|Mystique nylon footprint with ties with the used plastic sheet below.|
|Mystique footprint plus bag = 6.7 ounces.|
|3.5 mil plastic sheet, cut to fit plus zip-lock bag = 5.4 ounces.|
I guess using this plastic footprint instead of the nylon one will make up for the weight of some of the health kit items that I have not yet repackaged. And I still have the 4.27 pound Mystique tent, hoping to change that to a 1.5 or 2 pound tent at the next retail opportunity. Otherwise, my packed Kumo backpack is ultra-lightweight.
I'll work on the packing list for an upcoming weekend camping trip so we can see just how "ultra-lightweight" I have become.
I think you'll see that I have been reducing the backpacking system parts weight by half or more while not getting "gram crazy".