okay, this is our second hike. I won't be posting anymore of these little hikes, but I'm still excited so I wanted to do this one more time.
My boy (7) and I did a 5.2 mile through hike on the Florida Trail. Still getting ready for the mountains. This time we took some cooking equipment to try out. I took an egg crate and sheet to sleep on and packed his sleeping bag, he just had to tote the pillows and food, not much.
1) Those firegell things, you can't put your pot right on top or you're smother the fire out. So I need a stove setup of some type.
2)my tent needs seam sealing. The last couple tents I bought were already sealed. I got this as a company anniversery present and didn't think about sealing the seams. It rained and leaked a bit.
3)Need to loose the pillows and egg crate. They didn't get wet this trip, but if they had, it would have been a mess. Never thought about that, but I need pillows and pads that are okay to get wet
4) boy's pack was about 8 pounds and worked great
5) I decided to pack two bottles of water and then refill them as we went alone. I don't like them. When empty, those water bottles crumble up easy and when stored in a pack, I could see them getting cracked and therefore losing your water container.
6) I need a lighter tent!!!!!!
anyway, just another newbie wasting space with a cheezy little hike. But man oh man, the boy had a wonderful time. This is really fun.
I took some pictures with a cell phone and made the boy a little book. I'll try posting the pics.