Wow, Jim, now I don't feel so bad about the liner gloves, GoreTex lightly insulated gloves, and uninsulated down mittens I often carry on a winter trip. (I suppose I could get to 4 if I also counted my spare wool socks as an extra set of mittens, huh?) smile

Gram Cracker: one comment about plastic bags instead of stuff sacks. I've seen a ton of these littering the backcountry. It looks like people tried to fill them too full, and they ripped along the closure. Aside from the ethics of plastic trash in the backcountry, it would seem that an extra supply of plastic bags might be needed for blowouts, which reduces the weight savings (and maybe makes the stuff sack lighter, if the trip is long enough.) Just a thought.