Originally Posted by YGirl
Whatever... Maybe we should ask Barry for some insight about this.(c).
Ouch! Should I be offended? I have had some backpacking experience though. All of the Florida trail, The Big Cypress Swamp and some of the Everglades. My one time goal was to do the Appalachian from end to end, but that goal was lost in the shuffle of everyday life. The main things to consider even on a short trip is; your feet, it doesn't take long to work up blisters, especially with new boots, body temperature, it is not uncommon to become overheated in the day or hypothermic at night. Common sense is the course of action here. And last but not least, and the one I was always guilty of, don't pack more than you need. It is easy to justify non-essentials.