I bought a postage scale for $29. The kind doesn't matter, but it is good to get one with a TARE button on it, so it can reset to zero while holding a container.
On my last trip out, I was at 43 pounds for a 4 day trip. After a few days of gram cracking, I got it down to 22.44 lbs. The total cost in new gear will be about $50.
It's amazing how much things weigh. My wallet was over 1/2 a pound.
With the pack weight so low, I got rid of the pack. I can use a survival school type. The pack weight is ZERO as the straps to make it are also used to hang the hammock.
My weight minus food and water is 7.6 pounds now. This will be suitable for camping down to about 20 degrees.
Gram Cracker would be a good nick for me for a backpacking forum. Others might use it in a drug forum.