Looks like we will be the last ones to get there, so if anything else is needed let us know.
Straight out of Clayton.
Most physical hike: Grandfather Mountain, NC. Aug 13.
I don't need to make my pack lighter. I need to make my a_ _ lighter.
Okay, so currently everything looks good, and it looks like I won't need to hitch hike my way there after all, of course given my luck this past month that could very easily change.
I appreciate everyone who offered to give me a lift, it is a great thing to be part of such a wonderful community. I'll have to check the spreadsheet to see what I can bring to share still. I plan to leave the house by 9 on Friday so that should put me there around lunch time. I'm even looking forward to the potential thunderstorms of Friday. Mostly I'm just looking forward to getting out of the city for a few days.
If I can find the spare time between now and then I have a DIY project I want to work on for the trip to keep my footsies warm and toasty.
I was just going through my gear this evening and for the stove people in the group I'll bring my small collection with me. It appears I have an extra Zelph Venom stove in my gear and I have an unopened carbon felt blanket if anyone needs some small pieces of CF for stoves.
I'll also have my new folding firebox nano if anyone wants to take a look at that before purchasing (and it looks awesome) along with and Emberlit stove.
Mostly likely I will end up bringing my spare "bought too much" box of misc items from US Plastics and other sources as well. If you are looking for small droppers and bottles I may have something you are interested in.
Looks like rain or thunderstorms possible Friday. It would be nice if someone can borrow or some how bring a big tarp we could put up over the common area where we cook. etc. I brought a huge tarp last year but we didn't need it. Unfortunately It is no longer available.
Given the size of the firebox nano/emberlit mini and the various wood burning can stoves I've attempted making, I think I want to go with one of the larger wood burners. It helps that I'm not really UL minded since most of my camping is via car. I would like to do some backpacking though so I'm not looking for heavy stuff either. In any case, sometimes bigger is better. Also, won't be doing much soloing so looking for stuff that works for 2-5 people (I just got the 2.5L pot for the trangia 27 kit since the 1L pots only really cook for one person at a time).
I was thinking about bringing our pop-up shelter. I'll add it to the list.
Linguini works better with alfredo. I am going to be bringing the meatballs 2 ways with and without sauce. I will make or buy a red sauce for them. I figured it would be another option.