Hi everyone. I'm Calvin and I am just beginning my hiking and backpacking journey. Some quick research pointed me towards lighter base weights and some research on reddit and here resulted in this kit list which I've just finished buying lighterpack.com/r/iq5p6m (note for lighter pack, I haven't weighed anything myself so weights are either estimated or from specifications) In retrospect I should have asked for advice before starting to buy but I think made reasonable choices balancing weight and cost. Currently based in Edinburgh but will be moving down south within a few months (terrible timing to become interested in hiking) but hope to get a few trips in before I move. Outdoor experience so far is just some gentle day hikes and car camping so looking forward to any advice!