Everyone on the East Coast of the United States needs to follow the Boy Scout’s motto: Be Prepared. I live in Florida, so I’ve been through my share of hurricanes over the last two decades – they’re no joke. I was without power for 7 days one time … it’s kind of like a backpacking trip only without the magnificent views.
As your plan your outdoor activities for the weekend, be sure to keep an eye on the weather. The outer bands can go out for hundreds of miles – turning an afternoon hike in the Appalachians into a wind/rain filled nightmare.