Our scout troop decided they wanted to start backpacking. I'm new to backpacking and trying to gear up my son and myself as cheep as possible. The information I learned here has been GREAT, THANK YOU!
Stopped by my local Goodwill store this morning looking for light weight clothing. Needed a light jacket, shorts, shirts, really just looking.
Found a few items I liked;
a Charles River polyester pull over wind shirt
a Easter Mountain Sports down vest
a Old College Inn Nylon wind breaker
a long sleeve Starter compression shirt
All very light and compressible.
On my last lap around the store, I spotted a few sleeping bags. In and amongst the Dora the Explorer and the My Little Princess bags was a down bag. Pulled it out and found a Mountain Hardware Cloud Rest 5*-15* bag. No price. Asked, and was told $6.99.
Grabbed the bag and the other items, checked out. Grand total $22.95
I may have to go back. Biggest reason I went in the first place was on the advice from those of you here. . . .