Every time I come back to bikepacking I do so usually after a sufficient gap that allows some new thought process to occur as to what I pack and how I pack it.
Obviously the nature of the trip to some degree focusses the equipment around a certain period of time or temperature but after that you can be as creative as you want.
This weekend I had my first real stab at a super lightweight set up .. I was brutal in culling as much as I could. A friend once told me any idiot can be uncomfortable and I am prepared to be that idiot.
Israel is now only 2 weeks away and for once I feel ready.