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Re: Looking for gear options to start backpacking.

I am a tent camper but have never backpacked and would really like to try it.  Are the any opportunities in New England where I can do this?  I’d like to find a trip that will provide a tent, pad and backpack to use for my first time.  After that, I’d probably get my own equipment (gradually, possibly used.) 

thanks!

nanmac19

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Be smart on which trail you do first.  Everyone seems to initially anchor on gear.  I would also recommend that you carefully consider where & which trail you want to hike first.  I would advocate the mantra of "Beginner Backpacker, Beginner Trail".