I have always been a hiker; I found backpacking and fell in love. I enjoy the outdoors and getting back to nature, it is my sanity.
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?
Online search for hiking/backpacking groups
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.?
Platypus gravity filter or my underquilt!! I'm all about keeping warm.
When was the last time you went backpacking? Where did you go? How many nights were you on the trail?
Section hiking the AT
What is the longest backpacking trip you have been on (number of days/nights)? Where?