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Hi all. I'm Mike. I'm new to backpacking. I'd like to speak with others who are interested in backpacking in the NorthEast. I have all my own gear. I still have yet to go on a multi day backpacking trip. I'm looking forward to it.
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I am sure you will love it.  I have found peace in nature away from the hectic day to day.  I also have found day hiking and overnight hiking is stupid and for people who want to say they are backpackers.  I have found multi day trips are the only way to truly explore the and become part of the outdoors.  

If you would like to possibly set up a multi day let me know.  I am not into mileage but destination like backcountry mountain lakes where fishing is available,  or in my case the latest was a 7 day to back country hike in lakes on the Florida trail.  It is hot at times but it is worth it when you get to a spring feed lake that has not had fisherman in 50 years or more and the bass are huge.
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"I have found multi day trips are the only way to truly explore the and become part of the outdoors.  "

Then you're not doing it right.
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Pretty sure people who think dayhiking and overnight trips are stupid are ... well, stupid. Day hiking with groups is an excellent way to stay in shape and meet people who like to do the same kinds of backpacking they like. The overnight trips are great for starting out since you can test gear and boots and not have another 100 miles to walk in that pack that turned out to not fit right (and oh, boy, can I tell you stories about packs that don't fit right on long trips!).

To get started in backpacking, go short and easy, work on endurance (having a strong core and good stamina are important) and don't listen to knotheads who claim there is only one way to backpack. There are a multitude of backpackers who have their own approach - it's okay to do it your way, whatever that may be, in whatever time you have to do it. The biggest problem with backpacking is that if you want someone to do it with, it's hard - pacing can be different, some partners or groups are not so experienced as they want to be, and finding someone who won't drop out at the last minute is very, very, very hard - the realities of life are that people have families and jobs, and put those before things like hiking. So join some hiking groups, online at meetup.com or offline if there are local hiking groups - sport shops can sometimes tell you how to find these groups, my group constantly gets word of mouth newbies joining up - and get out there hiking and talking to other hikers.


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Hi, Mike what part of the Northeast are you located? I live in Western NY.
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Hey, noob. I live in NYC, and get out on dayhikes, overnighters, and multiday trips into Harriman State Park, and less frequently the Cats. I, however, go stark naked with nothing else but a kiestered razor blade wrapped in duct tape. I don't sleep, either. I use my own urine to cure trenchfoot. Anyone who doesn't do it that way is stupid.

Welcome here. We're going to need to know some things about you before feeding you a stream of snark, lies, and exaggerations. In no particular order, a sentence or two on:

Brussel Sprouts
Scotch (if you're of age)
Beer (ditto)
Kilts
Bacon

And tell us (briefly) about your basics -- shelter, sleep, pack; and (again briefly) about two experiences in the last six months.

That oughta give us enough to screw with you for a while.


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