Love reading this chain...kinda of a checks and balances to what I've got going. I'm on a year-long camping and hiking adventure around the country. I feel like I change my set-up at every stop. But as a novice, I'm sure I'll create a system eventually. Kitchen: Box for dry food, box for utensils and cooking tools, jug for water (and some other storage options if I'm away from clean water sources for long), I have a Coleman stove and jet boil. I just bought the small Solo Stove, but plan on using that for hikes. Gear: I have a Taj3 tent. I'm contemplating the REI Kingdom to upgrade. REI Dreamer sleep pad. I also have a hammock, but it's been too cold for sleeping.
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Hello! So excited to read that REI started this platform. What a great opportunity to connect over similar interests. I'm fulfilling a 20 year old dream and traveling around the US - camping and hiking and exploring as I go. I packed up my Subaru Outback nearly 2 months ago. I was quickly reminded that I was a novice when it comes to Mother Nature, but we are getting along well as long as I remain very flexible...and the REI staff continue to help with my surprises.
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I’m spending 2021 exploring the US - hiking, camping and seeing what other adventures I happen upon. I’m grew up in VA and have lived in TX, DC and NY.