People seem to have trouble, even fear, with silence.  Seems the mind has to hear music, podcasts, read books, chatter all the time.  We seem to have lost the essence of our nature....to be at home in nature.  Now more than anytime in history we need introspection and quiet to learn to be at peace, to be present without distraction.  Being in nature is in our DNA....hope backpacking can get people back to that experience.