a.k.a. future atwalker
.... and I'm wondering what to bring. I'm doing a 4 day trip, starting at the northern end of the John Muir Trail.
My assumption is that I'll be hiking in shorts and a breathable shirt, and put on a polartec jacket when taking breaks.
I was going to bring a gore-tex jacket and pants, for wind and rain, as well as a fleece hat and gloves.
In camp, I have a warm long-sleeve shirt (powerdry? can't remember) and some convertible pants.
My bag is a 3 season Blue Kazoo, and I'm generally a warm sleeper. I have a one-man tent, and will be accompanied by a friend who will also have a one-man tent.
A stove is a question: I'm coming from overseas, and can't bring fuel. My preference is for this propane/butane stove that uses called a CampingGaz... are cartridges for these available in CA? Alternatively, I could bring a MSR liquid fuel type stove.
I'm still thinking about food. Is there anything to definitely stay away from when cooking in bear country?
I have a water-filter, pocket-knife, compass, map, and head-lamp for reading in the p.m.
Any advice or comments from the sage readers of this newsgroup would be much appreciated!