I am a lifelong outdoorsman. I am older now, thus no longer do some of the things I used to do. I currently hike/backpack, canoe and bicycle whenever I need to scratch my outdoor itch. I have enjoyed the transition from my old school ways of Army surplus gear to external frame backpacks to the current crop of lightweight products. I have found that, as always, the most important aspect is the mental/intellectual part. Hope to see you on the trail.