Sleeping bag and Thermarest pad arrived today, both look excellent - although the mummy bag is a bit more snug than I'm used to. Still, it's light and that's the point.
I decided to go on a completely different tack on the stove. I still want an MSR WhisperLite International. AND a Kelly Kettle. But I decided that for this trip I didn't want to worry about finding fuel for the Kelly, and the MSR is more than I wanted to spend right now.
I just ordered an Optimus Crux along with the Terra Weekender Cookset (ordered from Campmor, for about $75 for the whole kit). I need to add a couple cans of fuel, but the "light" and "nests" factors are huge.
Waiting for stuff to arrive, of course, but once it's all here and I pick a date... :-)
3 weeks ago