I'm probably going to get another cheap tarp for the next few months
What to sit on so your backside stays dry? Cheap plastic shower curtains can be had for under $5.00 in stores such as Family Dollar and Big Lots. You can cut one in half so you can put half under your ground pad for sleeping and half to fold into a square to sit on.
While not in-action pictures, here's the picture of the pack and tarp I picked up, along with the rest of my gear besides food:(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)I'm gonna get out to the woods all day Friday for just a day trip, and packed tonight in anticipation Thanks for the advice everyone, all I need to find now is a good sleeping bag and foam mat setup!
Went to Fleet Farm today and bought the following:Surplus Italian Tactical Backpack, the same as in the link below:http://store.oldgrouch.biz/itarcamopa.htmlSawyer Mini water filter for some piece of mind and so that I don't have to pack so much dang heavy water 200 feet of paracord so I should be set for a while. I've been using cheap polyester rope for the last year and it's time to quit screwing around! Also got a couple buckles to maybe make a bracelet or two out of the stuff.Finally, I also purchased a $8 8x10ft camo tarp. Nothing special but I want to try out the size and see how it goes. If it craps out on me right away, I will have learned my lesson haha. When I hopefully get out this week, I will show all this new gear in action! No time to try it out now, plus it's snowing here anyways Thanks for the comments everyone!