1st off..hello to all.
as the thread states I am unfortunetly in need of gear!alot of you here know me,either from me buying gear or selling some of you my gear a few months back.
I am very down on my luck right now,no work,dealing with a divorce,(which is why I sold my gear)and a ton of other issues. I am all but homeless.
right now I am taking care of my mom following a close medical call.
but soon she will be better and I will be moving on. I sold all my other gear here back in August, in hopes of financialy helping my troubled marriage,but that didnt work and I don't have the wife or gear.it seems that now is the best time to go hike, but I have no gear at all and am very limited on the money I will have for the next 9 months, it is enough to eat while on trail and buy neccessities that are going to be needed.so what I am asking or pleading for is if the people here at BPL have some old or used serviceable gear that they would be willing to donate to me so I can go hike the PCT in early May, I have nothing, so I need a pack,shelter,bag,stove,poles and pad.
I know this is a huge thing to ask of the community,but without it I really don't know what I will do, I have helped and seen others helped here in my time here, and pray that once again the BPL community will take pity and lend a little help to a fellow hiker who has hit bottom. this tears at the fiber of my manhood to have to feel as though I am begging, but it is the only way I will be able to replace my gear, I know it wont be gear that I had in the past, but if you do have some decent gear that will make it on a thru hike and you can possibly spare it..PLEASE help.feel free to contact me I don't have much access to the net most days,just when I get to my sisters so if you email me it may take a few days for me to respond, but I can be contacted at my mom's(Sue) @317-856-1896.
5034 rocky forge drive
donjuan70@aol I can only check this everyfew days.
thanks everyone..if you can help please do..if you can't I understand