Welcome to In Tents & Tarps, 2016.
Below you'll find the schedule of trips, what to expect, and what to bring.
It won't be hard, and it won't be easy. The best sort of hikes are the ones that require something of you, but don't require everything of you.
Unless it's specifically mentioned, everywhere we go is on trails and into nature. This isn't car camping. We don't even own cars.
Also, these are overnights in beautiful locations. Sleeping outside is wonderful.
What to expect:
I typically try to expect any sort of mild-moderate weather changes, and for it to be chilly at night. I bring some sort of rain protection for myself and my gear, and enough layers to prevent the evening from being too much, even if it's a little colder than expected.
The food for the trip will come out of a group pool, on average about $20 for the entire weekend. Venmo is great for this.
What to bring:
- Backpack of some kind
- Sleeping bag - Mummy bags are the best, but it's important to have the right thickness for the right time of year. Not too hot, not cold
- Tent, Tarp, or Hammock - If you don't have any of these, just let me know ASAP so I can make sure there's space for you in an extra one
- A sleeping mat - Either a thermarest, a yoga mat, or really any insulating layer to put under your sleeping bag
- Shoes or boots than can handle terrain, mud, and water. We go as far as the trail goes, not as far as your shoes allow
- Flashlight or headlamp
- Large water container
- A cup (there will be tea and coffee), a bowl or plate, and eating utencils
- A knife
- A non-synthetic jacket for night, in case there's an open fire
- As always, a can do spirit