I grew up doing a lot of camping. Many a summer swamp ass in florida. Very brutal camping in fla summers. I do travel a lot and love minimalism. I always aim for the lightest and tightest as far as backpacking goes. I use the hell out of these REI compression bags. Love them.
This REI Co-op Lightweight Compression stuff sack provides a convenient way to compress your sleeping bag so it takes up less space in your pack.www.rei.com
Also kinda random but I'd highly recommend ex officio underwear. Found it many years ago when I first started backpacking/travel. Shit absorbs smell so good. Screamfeeder random but have you tried ex officio? Not sure if it's as big in the camping world as it is in airplane backpacking/travel.
Dont fall for it Screamfeeder - he'll be asking you to mail him some of your soiled underwear next.