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The Man formerly known as Furnace Man


Brooklyn, NY
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Member since:

August 9, 2006

Tell us about one of your favorite outdoor adventures. What is the most amazing place you have been to?

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Are you a 4-season backpacker? What's the coldest temperature you've slept outdoors in.

I've slept in a tent in about 10-15 F, prob. around 0 wind chill, in a 40 degree-rated sleeping bag (and with a sleeping pad, of course). I felt warm. See, I am Furnace Man! Warmer summer temps don't agree w/me. Spring/fall are my faves.

What is your favorite outdoor sport? What is your favorite season?

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What's your favorite snack food on the trail?


Did you fill in all of the above questions? We just want to know that you are not a bot joining our Meetup to spam our members. That's why we turned on member approval sadly. :(

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What Ike is saying about this Meetup Group

If you're new to the group, do a day hike before trying a multi-day backpacking outing. The multi-day trips are much tougher. Be sure you are properly equipped and DON'T EVER FORGET YOUR FLASHLIGHT, especially if Francisco is leading. If you have the stamina and experience, it's great fun! The group has great people, too. I always meet someone fascinating. Just remember that winter AND spring outings can involve hiking on ice and slippery snow, which persists on the trails later into the year than you might think. Bring MICROSPIKES (or crampons) for ice and snow for all such occasions. We didn't think we'd need them for a March 30-April 1 trip, but they would've helped tremendously. And gaiters would've made an April 27-29 trip much more successful. Still, even the problematic trips are great fun.

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