About Author: Randy M

Like most of the Gear Report team, I live in central North Carolina. I was born in the early 60's. and have been hiking, backpacking, and camping since I was twelve years old. i attended summer camp, in the mountains of North Carolina. At eighteen I joined the U.S. military, where I learned how to camp and backpack for a living. After twenty-two and a half years I retired and have been an Assistant Scoutmaster to my local scout troop since 2010. I enjoy traditional and ultralight backpacking with an emphasis on backpacking gear. My gear closet overflowed some time ago and now also occupies half of a shed. I have written reviews of much of gear that I own for various online forums. So, I know a little about the subject of carrying a backpack. :)

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