Saturday, March 11, 2006

Humble Beginnings

For five years, I have been a backpacking gearhead who never gets out of the house. Well, change is coming and it is coming soon. For two months, I am going to spend every Saturday sleeping outside. I don't know if I will be backpacking, camping, horse camping or what but I will not sleep under cover of roof for the months of April and May this year. Rain, shine or storm, I will be out there, exposed and experiencing.

I will try to keep a record of my preparations and experiences here so others may learn from my mistakes. My focus is on ultralight backpacking gear and making it work. Eventually, I want to do some long distance ultra light backpacking but I have a long way to go before I am ready.

Michele, my wife, likes the idea and there is a strong chance she will participate for most of it. Maybe I will get her to blog her experiences too.

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