My foundational photo kit consists of the following (2.1 lbs. total):
These are the items I always have with me, regardless of what I'm doing. To this, I combine accessories to create a few basic kits, depending on my goals:
This is my lightweight kit for just walking around when photography is not the major goal, but I still want to have my camera with me (travel, walks in the arboretum, family visits, etc).
This is my standard kit for day hikes or travel when photography is a major reason for going.
This is my lightweight kit for backpacking trips where photography is an important reason for going.
Reviews for several of the above lenses and accessories appear on separate pages, linked above under Equipment & Methods.