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Ultralight Backpacking Cook Sets - Lots of these along the Appalachian Trail. You can easily make your own ultralight cook set and stove and use the money saved for a better sleeping bag. Your cook set should weigh less than a pound. These are about 6-8 ounces.
How to Choose & Use a Backpack - Infographic from REI. Recommend you ignore the 4-6 pound recommendation for an "extended" pack and get a 2-3 pound pack. If you're #backpacking 5+ days, you'll want the least weight possible. Big packs also increase your desire to fill them which increases weight. Tip: buy all your gear first, then buy the smallest, lightest pack that will carry it. Timothy has a 2 lb summer pack and a vintage 5 lb winter pack.