Originally Posted by happycountryhens
So where did you go? We did bike care and upkeep and rode bikes around the driveway and yard.
Finally packed the gregory z55. Had to watch a u-tube video to get it right. Like where does the sleeping bag go?
I did notice that the guy in the video had a sleeping bag packed in something that takes up about a third of the room that ours does.
Hmmmm....can we say compression pack? Sigh...I am trying to purchace things a little as a time, upgrading as we go. The foldable cups and bowls look cool. Regular ones take so much pack space. And where do I hang my coffee maker? Don't people realize this is a must have??
Anyhow, we passed muster for the trip this weekend, so hopefully will have some pics of that.
We have been getting yard work etc done around here. The wood 99% for next year is just about all split and drying. If it is warm enough, maybe a bike ride on Sunday, if not a hike in the Catskill Mountains.
Our sleeping bags and then some, can fit into a 2 1/2 gallon zip lock bag. They tell you to put everything in plastic bags? Nothing like crawling into a wet sleeping bag at the end of a day. You have yourself a small pouch with emergency supplies in it? Mine contains a couple of fire sticks, high energy food, tea, dry soup, waxed matches, space blankets, to name a few.
As far as coffee, I have one of those one cup coffee drip funnels. We still use the metal cups/plates with the enamel plating. Worst comes to worst, you can use them for cooking. You can also "pack fragile" things in them.
Looking forward to your pics.