I'm a female in my early 20s and am going on a company hike to to the juan de fuca marine trail in a few weeks. We're hiking like 23 miles in two days and carrying 20-30lb packs. The trail has been described as "moderate to difficult." I am not overweight but I am NOT in shape. I do not work out. I am afraid this ordeal might just kill me. I am an indoor girl. I'm seriously regretting my decision to do this. But it's too late to go back now. [more inside]
Calling all Italians: Walking from Firenze to Roma, advice needed! [more inside]
Prior to a few short camping breaks this summer I'm looking to purchase a camping portaloo - more for my wife's benefit you understand! Any advice on models/makes etc and how much chemical stock I need. Also how user friendly are they?, if you know what I mean...
What information, advice and personal accounts can you give me regarding a hike into the Keet Seal site in the Navajo National Monument? [more inside]
Need some suggestions for Oregon camping. I'm located in Eugene. My wife's b-day is coming up and we're due some off-the-beaten track in Nature time. We'll have four days and don't want to drive more than 4 hours or so, so that's a radius of 240 miles in any direction. We'd like to find some place off-road that our van (old, not particularly robust) can negotiate which is ripe for exploring, camping and checking out. [more inside]
I want to go camping this weekend somewhere inside a 3 hour drive (or so) from Seattle. I'd prefer backcountry camping so I've got some isolation. But I don't particularly want to hike and camp in the snow, so I need to stick to a low elevation. What are some good options?
What is your best advice, recipes and cocktails for an RV camping newb? [more inside]
I need help finding a camping site near Denver. There will be 6-8 people, and we'll be camping Friday and Saturday nights in the middle of July. Where can we find a place with scenery, at least some privacy, and access to swimming? [more inside]
Where can I find public access beach camping in Washington State? [more inside]
Planning a bike trip in Oregon, need some help. [more inside]
camping filter: where to camp in/around vancouver, BC? [more inside]
We've a gallon of Rebel Yell, a tupperware of pesto pasta, and 200 pages to go. But where to? Where in the DC area can we get away from people on Memorial Day weekend for cheap? [more inside]
I'm going camping this weekend and want to deck out my tent in style. Where in the greater Los Angeles area can I get battery-powered string lights, ready-to-use EL wire, and other such self-sustaining glowy bits?
What are some suggestions for coordinating a "dating game" or fun "speed dating" activity at an outdoor camping event this weekend? The general intent of the activity is to laugh, get people more familiar and comfortable with each other (platonically or romantically), and maybe even make some matches. Attendees will be grown women and men of assorted social persuasions. [more inside]
I'm looking for extremely primitive beach camping sites (preferably on the Chesapeake) in the DC/MD/VA area. I'm talking about places with no running water, no bathrooms, nothing but nature for miles around. Assateague Island's backcountry camping sites are a perfect example of what I'm looking for. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Visiting London on a budget and confused about logistics. How do I plan and pack? [more inside]
Where can I camp for several weeks at a time in the northeastern U.S. (in and around NY state)? I wanting a quiet spot that is set up to handle longterm campers? Also wondering whether there is a good guide to US campsites (ratings, etc.)?
Sewing-filter. I need to replace the fly-screens in a canvas tent. Hints/Tips? [more inside]
Help me with an itinerary for a 3-day camping/photo tour of Southern California. [more inside]
I am going on a eurotrip in a camper van this summer. What tricks and tips can you tell me that I wouldn't get from reading the normal internet based guides? Do you have any camping or eurotrip based wisdom you would like to share? [more inside]
Where to stay when visiting Yosemite in May? [more inside]
I'm planning on driving from Newport Beach, CA to Seattle, WA, leaving sometime next month (mid April 2009) I plan to take PCH and drive up the coast. What are the best places to camp along that route? Also, any other useful tips. [more inside]
[BackpackingFilter] Dear Mefi, My brother and I our planning a week long backpacking trip for the end of the summer (August/September), but do not know where to go. Help! [more inside]
Festival Filter:I am working all summer at 7+ festivals around the UK.(details inside) What tent? What sleeping bag? Do's and Donts? General advice? [more inside]
LA Camping --- We're going to be dropping our high school daughter off in Thousand Oaks the first weekend in June. We have a little camping trailer and I'm trying to decide between Malibu and Carpinteria. [more inside]
I want to spend a month in the summer either horseback riding or hiking/camping with a pack mule somewhere in Europe. How do I go about this? [more inside]
I'm wondering about getting rid of my mattress (old, not flat, hand me down) and getting some sort of sleeping pad, and making a sleeping platform out of plywood. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Camping/OutdoorFurnitureFilter: Tent advice, also I am looking for a very specific type of camping/outdoor table that has eluded me for over a year now, details and picture inside. [more inside]
Please recommend some early-summer, moderate back-country trips in Yellowstone. [more inside]
What's the best Yosemite camp ground for a group of 8 first time visitors? We want to do some day hikes, and we want to visit as many of the "must see" places as possible. We plan on going around the middle of August for 3-4 nights. [more inside]
Solo tent-less camping - safety tips? [more inside]
Camping spot near Savannah, GA that isn't populated by RVs? Looking to head out 2-3 hours north or south to find a primitive camp site with a group of 5 friends. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Summer isn't THAT far off . . . already trying to come up with camping/hiking spots in the Midwest for once it gets warm. Help! Looking for specific recommendations for spots in the IL/IA/WI area, plus whatever other random camping and backpacking tips you want to throw my way. Bonus points for places I can bring my dog, although I don't mind leaving her with my parents for a week either. [more inside]
Where can I go camping within a day's drive of L.A. this coming weekend? [more inside]
Where can I find some tips&tricks for camping in the nature? [more inside]
I would like to know a superior form of backpack. It should be primarily appropriate for day to day backpack and school usage but also useful for light travel use or light camping use. I am ~6'4", usually weigh about 185 pounds, and male. [more inside]
Sometime from March to early summertime several of us would like to go on a backpacking trip from NYC. I need to hear about nice hikes in the Catskills. [more inside]
My husband and I are thinking about taking a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado next summer. I want to stay close to wilderness, but we have little camping experience and no equipment at this time - I was kind of hoping for a rustic cabin experience nearby. I've read previous threads about this but many of the answers seem to be about experienced campers. Does anyone have any recommendations of where to stay or the easiest way to ease camping newbies into an out-west nature experience?
I am approaching Las Vegas Nevada from the east via car. Is there any car camping or backpacking in the mountains that ring Las Vegas where one can see the lights of the city, without setting foot in it? [more inside]
Following up to this question, my tent seam seal failed to stick down some of the taped seams that were coming untaped. Is it supposed to be able to stick them down or is that irrelevant as long as the seam seal goop absorbs into the stitching etc. I just thought that since when I bought the tent some of the taped seams were stuck down properly and some were peeling up, that maybe that was responsible for the leakage. [more inside]
I have this tent. The rainfly according to the box is polyester and the plastic window for the solar panel is PVC and the seams where the two materials join are 'taped'. (They are also stitched, whatever.) This seal between the two materials is leaking. Given the type of materials how do I patch this leak? (I have sprayed all interior seams with Silicone tent spray as instructed).
Where can I go car/tent camping this weekend that's really close to Toronto? [more inside]
Does anyone have any hiking trail recommendations for a weekend trip to the Delaware Water Gap? [more inside]
Camping recommendations for the Hawaii Big Island? [more inside]
Where can I hike and camp this Saturday and Sunday, within 2-3 hours or so of NY and accesible by public transport? [more inside]
UKFilter: Planning a camping trip to the Lake District in October looking for suggestions and recommendations of places to stay and things to do. [more inside]
What should I use to pack things in for a canoe trip? [more inside]
This question is about rope for camping trips. [more inside]
Less obvious things to bring when going to live in the woods for a month or two? [more inside]
I have scored a week long wilderness trip. Hurrah for me. Except the last time I went camping was when I was, oh, 14. And I hated it. This time, I'll be working as well as camping. So my question to you, gentle woodsfolk of Metafilter, is what can I do to make my week in the wild productive and fun? Rather than the living hell I remember camping to be. [more inside]