We're getting off topic, but thanks Rachelo!
Not a big fan of chili, but could do the same with a good meat sauce for pasta or rice..
I think 4000 cals per person is going to be tough, unless I pack lots of nuts and chocolate (peanut M&M's are my favourite).. But I'll work at it.
Yes, I use compression sacks.. MSR ones that work really well.
I have to admit I haven't used the folding saw ever, so it could go, but it's one of those things that is so relatively light and potentially useful that I keep packing it.. LOL
But yeah, it's a slippery slope..
If I'm going to be in your area, too, I'll let you know (besides Rockwall).