Wow, what a great response. Over the past month or two, I have been doing the research and trying to stay in shape over the cold months. So hopefully by the spring/summer, I will be ready to go.

As far as a bag goes, I managed to pick up an inexpensive one ($20) at this flea market/outdoor gear swap thing. The guy said it was +5 degrees rated and had synthetic insulation. It is a brand name I have never seen before (SlumberJack).Now, from what I have read so far and please correct me if I'm wrong but that sounds a little too much for summer hiking.

Thanks everyone.

Edited by Chattaben (01/26/09 08:32 AM)