last week I got the chance to travel some of southern California’s most beautiful backcountry ! after spending 5 days hiking with a 60lb. pack. pumping our water from streams. and living according to mountain time i have returned to the “real” world with a new appreciation of the simple conveniences such as: running water. electric stove. and refrigeration! may I never loose the ability to survive and thrive in the backcountry! happy cinco demayo! love and enjoy! s/p.