Let's get out and do some backpacking! This is a four season group, with short hikes in to start, then longer hikes when we know the group ability.
Anyone joining the group on a trip must bring the following items (this list will be updated):
2. A sharp knife
3. Bear spray - must be Sabre, CounterAssault or UDAP brands - these have 2% pepper solution in them, more than their competitors.
4. Water or water filter
5. Mylar blanket
6. Flashlight or headlamp
7. Bear bag or container for your food
8. A compass (analog is fine)
9. Appropriate clothing
10. A positive attitude :-)
Also, really just because we live in a litigious society, here's some legal mumbo-jumbo:
By joining this group you hereby indemnify and release from liability Ken Q, Emmanuel and all other group members. You agree that you are undertaking inherently risky activities in the wilderness, including but not limited to hiking, backpacking and camping, and you are engaging in these activities of your own accord. You agree not to hold any group leaders or members responsible and hereby and irrevocably give up your right to pursue litigation should accident or injury arise during your participation in these activities. Furthermore, you agree that your membership in this group shall constitute your legal signature.