A Mother's Note

The following email came in this morning from a caring mother doing lightweight backpacking research for her son. It reminded me of how much I love my own mother and how wonderful mothers are in general.

This note made my day so I thought I'd share it with you too. Happy Friday everyone! 

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Dave,

My son is going to Spain in August to walk the Camino, northern route.  He has never done anything like this before and thinks he can wing it  :) and maybe he can, I dont really know.
 
My motherly instinct took over and have been doing research on gear etc.  I used youtube alot to find what people had to say about certain items.
 
I was in youtube and typed in 'lightweight backpacking" (after listeneing to many other videos indicating that lightweight is the way to go) and your video came up.
 
I really liked the video because it was professional and youthful and seemed honest.  I just had a good feeling that I would find a lot of valuable tips and information. That's why I purchased your series.
 
I left it downloading this morning and came to work, so I haven't had a chance to look at it yet. I will be doing so over the weekend.
 
I'm really excited to sit down with it.
 
I am sure it took a great deal of hands on experience to put this information together…...trial and error.........so thank you for sharing it for such a low cost. 
 
I will let you know what I think. 
 
Hope you have great success with this.  For all the hours I have been researching, something like this would have been extremely helpful to have had right at the start.  Such  is life :)
 
Sincerely,
Anonymous