Originally Posted by BigEarth
I like the guys on BackPackingLight as well. A lot of them live out west and I've flown out and done trips with them. It's a great group. I think your doing yourself a disservice to think the holy grail is in one spot for all perspectives.
Absolutely, but you're also doing yourself a disservice by not checking out the other sections here.
My first forray into forums was a guitar forum. I still use it, but it is snarky and condescending more times than not. Then I started looking at Whiteblaze when I got into backpacking and thought they were just the nicest bunch on the web... After hanging around over there for a while I've really gotten sick of a lot of the poor attitudes there. This forum on the otherhand seems to really be just positive people. I've really enjoyed my time here, and was happy to donate. (I didn't realize donating would get me into other sections, I just did it because I liked the cause and I only have to tell my wife when I spend more than $50.