I know its not prepping, its not survival gear, it not anywhere near any of that, BUT! I’m gonna have fun killing myself
I’ve decided if (thats a big if) my son decides he wants to do the boy scouts Philmont high adventure mountain hike, and our troop is lucky enough to win a spot (thats a bigger if), i’ll sponsor him and go with him. knowing i have a year plus to get ready, i just started working on my light weight hike gear. My first purchases have been a light weight down sleeping bag, a self supporting hiking 4 season tent, and a new backpack. I took a class at REI the weekend before last to start to understand the whole thru-hiker thing. And i been buying and reading backpacker magazine since the spring.
The pack got here today. Its a Gregory Baltoro 75, and it is fantastic! its everything the guys at REI made it out to be, and more.
The tent is a Snugpac Scorpion 3. I got the 3 man because it will be my son and i and gear. it got here 2 weeks ago.
The sleeping bag is a Klymit KSB down 20. I’m really happy with it. its light, amazingly warm, and has funny stretch baffles that make it hug you.
Being that I’m not a thru-hiker, and other then a few overnight trail hikes with out troop where we went 10 to 12 miles, i’v never done anything like this 12 day hike, let alone cover the]is kind of milage, i wonder if any of you have done some of this. Michigan is flat like a pancake, and nothing like the mountains in that part of New Mexico. What things should i being to do to get my 55 year old (by then) body and mind ready.
Statistics: Posted by RayMac1963 — Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:41 pm