Despite growing up in a non-camping family, I managed to find ways to enjoy camping when I was a kid and a teen. When our son joined the Cub Scouts he loved the camping aspect right away, so with some encouragement from my wife, we dug out all my old gear and he and I started going together. We've since become reasonably accomplished amateur backpackers. Our son is now an Eagle Scout. I like to blog about our experiences just for fun and for a permanent record of our field notes.