You think it’s all fun and games, but only parts of it actually are. You want to throw a 40-pound backpack on your back, because it sounds nice; well, it’s not. I bet you enjoy going without a shower for long periods of time too, right? How about lentils and rice to eat morning, noon, and night? Or maybe a frozen pair of boots waiting for you in the morning?
Although now it sounds bad, it has its positives as well. How about a hot drink while sitting around a warm fire? Catching crawdads in a clear mountain stream, or learning how to save lives in the middle of nowhere? It’s really not that bad at all, and I wish you were right here with me.