I'm at about your pack weight Joe.
I've got a 4" blade knife, hatchet and a Bahco in it too!
My pack, bivy, bag, pad and tarp are around ten pounds.
Alcohol stove, Mors pot, extra socks, jacket and first aid/toiletries are less than three.
Haven't used a filter, matches or sunglasses covers in years.
I use Gatorade bottles.
One thing I'll never give up are baby wipes though!