Just tried hiking and camping for the very first time and I am in love! Been car camping with son's Boy Scout troop 10 times a year for last 3 years. Got that down. Leaving the vehicles with all my belongings on my back is a new thrill. Heading into the woods is my new adventure.
I work with a group that is very into hanging. I'm eyeballing WBBB 1.1 Dbl, Superfly, top & bottom quilts. Need a pack too. And Jet Boil. And ...
Huge news is son & I will join Boy Scouts at Philmont this June!!! Couldn't be more excited ... and nervous. Nervous about all the gear to buy. We've begun planning at least 3 weekend tune-up hikes with the boys. Hope to hike many times with the co-workers too.
I intend to buy the right gear the first time, but am a tight wad. So, here I am.
Thanks a ton for any recommendations and wisdom y'all care to share.