35 year old dude from Washington State, spent time as an Infantryman in the Army, where I learned that I enjoy a good hike. Been working on, and planning, to get the fam into it, but trying to finger out all this strange gear! Didn't have HALF this stuff in the Army! If we had, my back and knees would be MUCH happier!! LOL
I see some spots in here about making your own gear, could be very useful. I made my own soda can HEET stoves, but after an incident, my wife no longer allows me to "expiriment" with flammable objects
Anyhow, thought I'd say hey!