Today I visited a friend in Wyoming, Jeff Milton. I hadn't seen Jeff in over a month. He gave me a new backpack and I am very grateful. In the upper photo is me and my old backpack with lots of duct tape and gorilla tape all over it. In the lower photo is my old backpack and my new backpack. The new one is an Osprey backpack; it holds a little more than my old backpack.
My old backpack was used from November 2006 till today--17 January 2012. It was my constant companion for thousands and thousands of hitchhiking miles on American highways. I thought it hung in there pretty tough.
New month, new year, new backpack.
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