mumbles if u are a tele skier i am gonna shit my pants.... please... tell me your not a tele skier..:beathead::beathead::beathead::beathead::beathead::beathead: and if you ever feel like upgrading your cookware i highly recomend a whisperlite international and a GSI soloist. its all ya need. Like you im not a ultralight guy (i dont mind the wieght, plus i always carry photogrpahy gear) but I do like to have compact/easy to use items. Saving pack space is more an issue for me then saving ounces. That way i can carry extra "fun" stuff with me. like a sketch pad, camera gear, climbing gear, etc. I need a bigger pack maybe, im currently using a gregory but its kinda small. we need to do a WFF meet/backpack i think this summer. Im gonna organize it! Post suggestions on locations.