Jerry DeCapua

As an avid backpacker on both coasts since 1969, I like to pull apart some long-held beliefs in our sport and mess around with them. So if you like tinkering with knowledge and ideas with a dose of acerbic humor, just park it right here. I work at the REI Arcadia, CA store and enjoy the privilege of lecturing on a variety of different subjects ranging from climbing Mt Whitney to lightweight backpacking. Regarding my own backpacking "bucket list," I'm gonna need a bigger bucket.