So, ive been glamping for a number of years now. We had a pop up that we used. We sold it last season as my wife was pregnant and camping was/is out of the picture for the next couple years. We aren't going to be the campers we hated, bringing a crying baby to the camp grounds, screaming its annoying face off. With that said, ive decided to take this time to get into real camping and thru hiking. The plan is to familiarize and condition myself this year and next un the woods and paths around MI. Eventually the idea is to do some proper trips up in Canadia and Alaska and to thru hike trails like the APT and PCT. Ive started conditioning already, and honestly im not that bad out of shape, being a fairly active fellow. Once my ruck arrives (decided to go with a slightly smaller ruck than my old army mollie kit, which is huge and heavy) i'll be piling in some weights and hoofing that a few miles every other day. Outside of this, is there anyone on the forum that does this kinda stuff? Any pro tips and advice? What kinda gear do you use? How much are you packing? I am not obsessed with weight savings. I am used to rucking 15+ miles a day with nearly 100 lbs of gear at about 5k ASL elevation. I havent got a base weight yet, but I am guessing it'll be about 30lbs ish. All that said, i hope to do some good documentation of my adventures and look forward to sharing them.