Hometown: Virginia Beach
March 15, 2012
Looking to learn from other backpackers.
Done plenty of hikes around the world with a pack; Mt. Kilimanjaro, Patagonia, and Kalalau Trail. I grew up backpacking in VA. Spent plenty of nights in below freezing temps in the Shenandoah Valley and learned that keeping warm rocks in the sleeping bag was a lot better than sleeping next to a fire. I did the 42-mile Maryland Challenge in 19 hours.
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I have a Gossamer Gear G4 backpack (1 lbs), North Face sleeping bag rated to 25 degrees (about 2 or 3 lbs), regular size Thermarest expedition (about 1.5 lbs), small plastic sheet for a ground sheet (weighs nearly nothing) and a 6'x8' tarp (1 lb). My base pack weight about 10 lbs when you include all my other stuff beyond the Big Three.
I think skills can compensate for carrying less weight. For example, water management might include being able to read a map to see where water sources are and to plan how much water you really need or don't need to carry, drinking regularly, reducing layers so you don't sweat, or using bleach to treat water instead of carrying a heavy pump filter. Or, if you can build a fire no matter what the weather conditions are, you know you can always keep warm at night and not worry about carrying excess layers. I'm always looking to improve my skills. I hope I can learn from others in this group.
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Welcome to the DC Salsa Meetup, Joey! Hope to see you at an event soon- they're so much fun & the other members are fantastic! We have GREAT meetups coming up this week. We even have Clarendon Grill (your face place!) on the books for Monday! Think you can you make it? See you on the dance floor! :)
welcome to the meetup group - hope to see u at our next event @ VITA on Saturday, MArch 23 - A special DJ is coming to DC - from MTV Global - at door tickets are $30, early early bird tickets r available for $12 - http://officialbollywoodholi.eventbri... ~ Check the venue - http://vitaloungedc.com/ ~
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Hi Joey, it was nice meeting you at the last meeting/happy hour. I'd love if you could make it out again this week.
Hi Joey, thank you for joining the Provisional Rotary Club of Federal City. It was nice meeting you at our Happy Hour and Fellowship event on January 30. Our up-coming meetings and events are posted on our meetup calendar. Feel free to visit us and we hope to see you soon. Cheers, Navin
Joey, that's great. See you tomorrow.
Hi Joey -- thank you for signing up! If you are absolute beginner the group may be a bit too advance for you at the moment because it is geared towards intermediate/advanced speakers however you are more than welcome to try it! Elodie