Nancy, but "if it goes in you or on you", it has to be in a canister unless bear bagging is allowed, if even going to such areas. Got that drilled into me before a SEKI trip in Lone Pine FS?
This kind of trip would hinge on the weather forecast, but then also, the SUL and lower crowd say you have to be prepared for even rain, so a raincoat or protection along that line would have to be brought. Can't just lay on the ground with your windshirt over you and call that good.
Good points for the rest. Hats off to you if you can make it for a month in the Winds during the winter. I'll never be that well none.