You said in the post below that you and your H are major backpackers. Mind if I pick your brain?
My H and I have recently become hiking fanatics (I'm so excited he wants to do it!). We've been exclusively day hikers thus far but have our eyes on some awesome 3-4 day hikes. We've got all the standard hiking gear but like you said, backpacking is a spendy sport to just jump into. I've found lots of lists online of "must haves in your backpack" but they're all really different.
What do you think are the major items that we should add to our Christmas lists to be prepared for next season?
What's the max weight you'd think was reasonable for a tent to pack? They all seem pretty light but I do know that what's light at the beginning of a hike might feel like a ton after a long day of rock scrambling and such.
What's your favorite hike ever?
Back to weight, What's your max pack weigh? Obviously packing as light as possible is the goal.
What's your ideal sorta meal on a hike? We haven't found anything that's worked really well yet so we're still doing trial and error. Mostly bags of nuts, sandwiches, and such.