Wanna know why?
Because my dad is lending me his old hiking back-pack that he used back in the 60's when he was hitch-hiking around California. Yes, my dad was a honest-to-god hippie, he even lived in a commune for a while.
I'm going to take the pack with me when I do the Appalacian Trail (well, part of it) this April.
Dad is stoked because his backpack is being put back into use. I'm happy, too.