What started about 4 weeks ago as a trip plan to go to Shinning Rock Wilderness and have my dad try out a hammock for the first time changed with the weather. My dad says that his bad weather camping trips are now confined to an RV. After a short debate with myself and having my gear already packed, I switched out my map and headed out on the Foothills Trail for my second solo trip.
This was my first trip were I headed out with the knowledge that I was going to get rained on. So, I did a few things different. 1) I changed how I keep my gear dry: all cuben dry bags (lighter than a sil pack cover and able to keep things dryer than a cuben pack cover). 2) I set up my tarp first with the intention of being rained on (normally I do not have to deploy my tarp). Plus this one is cuben and I was looking forward to seeing how it preformed. 3) Having nothing to do with the rain, I tried Aquamira drop for the first time using Antigravity Gear's Lightwater kit.
A change I will make next time I go out and it is to be wet, and maybe just when it is hot: Hydropel for...down...stairs.
Without further adieu: