Thank you very much for the input on the Conner Pack. I have recently been trying to sell some of my other gear (Osprey, Tactical Tailor, etc) in order to pay for a SO tipi and a few items from HPG. What main pack/ day bag combo do you think would be good for overnight trips to even a 5 day backcountry excursion? I was thinking a conner, ute, prairie belt, mountain serape, stove, and eventually a wind cheater w/ fur ruff. I know that cost with the SO tipi is like two grand at this point.... so yea... a lot of saving to do.
Background info just for reference:
I live in OH where there is not really much to see wilderness wise.... besides a few state parks/ forests but I am going to try and get out once a month and do some over night backpacking trips just to get a battle rhythm down for my routine on the trail.
I love going out west whenever I can (CO and UT) but that might only happen once a year if I am lucky. I would really like to get out and train with all you guys and HPG at some of the gatherings. I will coordinate my next trip out west with the next summer gathering if possible. A few weeks ago I took a trip out there and went through Grand Juction without knowing that is where HPG is based out of..... I wanted to kick myself for not being aware of that before lol.
I am a young college student paying my way through school by my service in the NG. I will be commissioning as an officer once I graduate so I will have more funds then but my time will be very limited (my heart belongs to Jesus but my ass belongs to the U.S. Army). HA.
I guess the reason I included all the background info is for some input on my gear list from HPG, the SO tipi, plus any life wisdom you might have that would help me get out into the backcountry more lol. I know all of this doesn't relate to the Conner Pocket/ Pack so maybe it deserves a new thread.... idk. If so please let me know.
Again, thanks for your time and effort in these responses. I am really loving the forums and the people associated with HPG (customers and employees)!
Steven "Rusty" King