a trash bag inside my pack instead of numerous water proof stuff sacks, bonus...stuff my quilt into the bottom of the trash bag/pack, fills up all the little "corners" at the pack bottom, much less wasted space.

+1 on the smart water bottles and @$10 chinese stoves from amazon. (don't judge! lol, already own umpteen stoves from REI!  And they are all wonderful!!!)

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