This email is to ask for your help. I've posted a poll on the group site in order to gauge interest in a gear swap. The intention of the poll is to find out which night is best, give an idea of what stuff to bring, and find out if there's interest in making it a meet-and-greet, pot luck BBQ as well.
The rest of this is the copied text from the poll itself, so please go to the site http://www.meetup.com/ColoradoBackpackers/polls/231615/
and vote on this poll, as that would help us plan it!
We're going to have a gear swap meet either April 28th or 29th (not both nights), from 6-9pm.
We chose those nights to avoid conflicting with weekend trips.
The purpose of this poll is to find out how many will attend, (in order to determine the venue) and the preferred night. The number interested will determine whether it's done at a home or in a park. Under 50 people, in a home/yard. Over 50, in a park.
I've contacted a couple other Meetup groups to see if they're interested also, so it may snowball.
Please only reply to the poll if you think there's a good chance you'd attend.
Here's a couple examples of things the organizers have to swap/sell:
-USA Camping dome 3 season tent, missing the bag and stakes.
-Timberlite 2 person tent, silicone on bottoms peeling off, missing stakes
-Coleman 425 Series stoves-just dirty.
-Compression stuff sacks
-WWII-era down fill mummy sleeping bags in perfect shape.
-Numerous dome tents missing the poles, bags, and stakes.