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Carl

Location:

Hampton, VA
Hometown: Hampton

Member since:

January 15, 2012

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Help us to understand the experience level of our members. This will enhance the safety and planning of events. Are you new to backpacking or do you consider yourself an experience backpacker? About how long have you been backpacking?

Invited to join by Jennifer

Do you currently have all the equipment you need for a backpacking trip? i.e. backpack, boots, sleeping bag, stove, tent, cooking stuff, clothing, etc. etc., etc.?

Maybe iodine tablets as I still don't totally trust my Steri-pen to always be there for me

When was the last time you went backpacking? Where did you go? How many nights were you on the trail?

Finish hiking the AT. Must be a family thing as both my brother and uncle are Thru-hikers. I'm completing my hike in sections( started in 1998) and am about 2/3s complete

What is the longest backpacking trip you have been on (number of days/nights)? Where?

Yes

Do you know how to read a topographic map? Do you own and know how to use a compass? Do you own and know how to use a GPS?

No answer yet

Introduction

Started hiking in 1998 and love the outdoors. Have hiked mostly on the AT but have also done trail building and maintenance Retired from the Navy, I am a middle school teacher in Yorktown

What Carl is saying about this Meetup Group

Good to get back in the woods! Enjoyed the hike and enjoyed the company. Good to meet my new friends and hope to see all out again soon.


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