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Best backpacking guide... book, website, whatever!

I'm looking to start backpacking/rough camping this year, and I've had a hard time picking a guide. Can you recommend a book (preferred) or a website for this sort of thing? I've done some not-so-rough campground camping before, but it was alway drive-in camping. We'd love to start off with over nighters and work our way up from there. We don't know what type of pack/tent/gear to get at all. Bonus: guides for the tri-state (Philadelphia-New Jersey-Delaware) area camping/packing would be nice, too. Thanks!
posted by ancient star on Feb 7, 2014 - 11 answers

Where to live for Chester county PA job

New job near Kennett Square, PA/Southern Chester county.....What towns should I consider living in or near with a commute of 35mins or less? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Jan 24, 2014 - 7 answers

Mid-Atlantic summer camps

Can you recommend awesome summer sleepaway camps within some vague driving distance of Baltimore? [more inside]
posted by spbmp on Jan 5, 2014 - 9 answers

Anything worth stopping for on a drive from Brooklyn to Emerald Isle?

Driving from Brooklyn, NY to Emerald Isle, NC — via the NJ Turnpike, Delaware 1 and US-13, and Route 17 past Norfolk VA into NC. Anything truly worth checking out along the way, or taking a reasonable detour for? [more inside]
posted by D.Billy on Nov 10, 2013 - 12 answers

Where should I live?

Looking for a home in a gay marriage state. [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Oct 14, 2013 - 50 answers

Quiet beaches for a day trip from Baltimore?

Do you have any secret spots within an hour or so of Baltimore that you want to share with the entirety of the internets? Unlike previous AskMes, I don't want to go swimming, or deal with a billion tourists. I just want to go read a good book near the water for a day (ideally on a quiet beach, or in a park near a beach).
posted by JannaK on Jul 12, 2013 - 7 answers

B&B in/or near Rehoboth Beach, DE?

Would like to drive from DC to Rehoboth Beach, DE on a Tuesday and come back on a Wednesday, staying in a B&B overnight (at the end of July.) Can't find a B&B in that area that allows people to stay for one night instead of two. Do you know of a decent B&B in Delaware near the beach/ocean that would allow two people to stay one night?
posted by melodykramer on Jul 9, 2013 - 3 answers

Have dog, will daytrip.

Mefites, do you know of any nice, dog-friendly beach for a day trip in New Jersey or Delaware? [more inside]
posted by godshomemovies on Sep 5, 2012 - 1 answer

Seed help please!

What are some native seeds / plants to Pennsylvania and Delaware, that would be able to grow in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by CharlieSue on May 31, 2012 - 9 answers

roughly 65% of my memories of growing up involve this car.

Sentimental old crouton car filter: 1985 Pontiac Parisienne, north Delaware area. Stored in garage, but hasn't run for years. I'd like to see it go to a better use than junked so that a random non-profit can make a few bucks selling it to be squished at a junk yard. [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine on Jan 9, 2012 - 7 answers

What was this logo?

Logofilter: Trying to track down a logo on the side of a train I saw that reminded me of the Windows logo. [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on Dec 17, 2011 - 20 answers

Moving to Southeastern Pennsylvania

Where to live outside Philly? [more inside]
posted by gocubbies on Aug 29, 2011 - 7 answers

Recomendations for late night daycare in Newark, DE?

I am looking for for a daycare provider in the Newark, Delaware area that would care for a child after 9pm. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Food and Hiking in Coastal DE and NC in March.

Traveling during March to North Carolina, Crystal Coast/Southern Outer Banks region, from NYC metro area. Instead of inland, though, we're taking the coastal route (Rts 13/17 south of Philly) with an overnight stay in Delaware. Looking for non-chain restaurants, hiking, history/science, and the cheaper end of antiquing. [more inside]
posted by cobaltnine on Feb 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Possibly illegal rental lease

Is it legal for a landlord to make a tenant pay an inspection fee, even though the landlord-tenant code says that the landlord must pay it? [more inside]
posted by Frobenius Twist on Feb 16, 2011 - 10 answers

Dinner on Christmas Eve in Delaware's Brandywine Valley?

Where can my new husband and I eat dinner on Christmas Eve in the Brandywine Valley or in Wilmington proper? Bonus points for romantic atmosphere, since it's our honeymoon. Not an option: Krazy Kat's, Buckley's Tavern. [more inside]
posted by ImproviseOrDie on Dec 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Driving less than 12 hours will be a big improvement

Looking for MD/DE/NJ beaches with an Outer Banks vibe. [more inside]
posted by Chrysostom on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Where to stay in Rehoboth Beach, DE in the winter?

The BF and I are planning a 1 or 2 night trip from Philly to Rehoboth Beach in December or January as a holiday getaway (and to visit the Dogfish Head Brewery). We're looking for somewhere to stay that would be both affordable and cozy for a winter weekend, and preferably something within walking distance of the boardwalk. We like inns and B&Bs over hotel/motel chains, and have searched google but would love some more personal recommendations. Anyone have advice for somewhere nice, with character, for under $150 per night? Also, any suggestions for other activities to do in the area? Will the boardwalk still be active that time of year?
posted by moshimosh on Nov 15, 2010 - 8 answers

A question about a short sale in Delaware.

My sister is going through a short sale in the state of Delaware. She's received two offers. One is fairly conventional, the person will put down 25% and finance the rest. He's offered $120k. The other offer is all cash, as is, no contingencies - but only $93,000. [more inside]
posted by visual mechanic on Oct 18, 2010 - 8 answers

Why are so many planes registered in Wilmington, DE?

Is there really one airplane for every eight people in Wilmington, DE? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on Aug 19, 2010 - 4 answers

DE jellyfish

Delaware beaches (Rehoboth/Bethany): anyone know how the jellyfish (sea nettle) populations are this weekend? Are we likely to get stung a lot tomorrow?
posted by Westringia F. on Jul 4, 2010 - 3 answers

Places to live near Newark, DE

I'm moving soon to the Newark, DE region for a job, and I would like to know about the best places to live in the area. I don't know anything about the region; I don't even know if Newark itself is a fun place to live (is it?). I currently live in Boston and would prefer a semi-urban environment to an urban one. I'm willing to commute a bit if necessary; for example, one idea is to live closer to Philly, but if I did that, would traffic be bad? I would be going the opposite direction of most commuters, I think.
posted by Frobenius Twist on Jun 21, 2010 - 18 answers

Are there interesting events in Delaware (or even Philly) next weekend?

We have close friends visiting next weekend (April 16) and are looking for some new fun things/events in Delaware (or as far as Philly/maybe Baltimore for something truly exceptional). More specifically, theatre (especially slightly avant garde) would be great. [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Apr 2, 2010 - 3 answers

I have no apples...need internist/family doctor in Newark, DE

Need male internist/family doctor recommendations for Newark, DE. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance, mefites!
posted by littleredwagon on Feb 22, 2010 - 3 answers

What info is made public when filing an LLC for Foreign Qualification in NY?

What information is made public when filing an LLC for Foreign Qualification in New York? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Cheap travel from Delaware to NYC?

What are the cheapest ways to get from Newark, Delaware, to New York City? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Oct 7, 2008 - 12 answers

Whatever shall I do?

Is there anything to do in Wilmington, Delaware on a Saturday afternoon? (as in, right now) Preferably something near the train station downtown. That is all.
posted by wierdo on Aug 30, 2008 - 3 answers

Where to stay for Punkin Chunkin 2007

PumpkinFilter: Finally, after years of longing, I am attending Punkin Chunkin 2007. [more inside]
posted by killerinsideme on Aug 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Anyone know anything about the Eastern Shore of Maryland or southern Delaware?

Anyone know anything about the Eastern Shore of Maryland or southern Delaware area? [more inside]
posted by boots77 on Feb 12, 2007 - 12 answers

Campsite recomendations for the Delaware River area?

Campsite recommendations for the Delaware River area? [more inside]
posted by skwm on Aug 3, 2006 - 1 answer

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