I'm watching the Dixie video now. Thanks so much!

Good point on the cook kit. I have not done much research there yet. I've seen a few DIY using tuna cans, but I haven't spent enough time on cooking.

I will definitely replace a bit over time. I found a good deal on a discontinued REI sleeping bag so I grabbed that. That will drop several pounds from my pack with just that upgrade. I like the REI stuff that I have seen so far.

On the water filter, I was looking at Sawyers, but am interested in your comment. Any reason that you picked Versa over others on the market? How do you like it?

The tarp tent looks good. I'm not sure I'm ready to forego a kit tent yet, but I will save off the link for when I am ready.

Thanks for the tips!

Edited by BusmasterJ (12/15/20 01:54 PM)