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About Billy

1. A person who is filled with enthusiasm for some principle, pursuit, etc.; a person of ardent zeal: a sports enthusiast.
2. A religious visionary or fanatic.

I have a professional background in technology and spent many years in the military. Many describe me as the "SME" or subject matter expert for whatever it is I am interested in. I am the type of guy who will spend hours researching a $5 product and would rather do without something than buy 2nd best.

I am an avid fitness enthusiast with experience in mountain biking, motorcycles, diving, camping, and emergency preparedness but am very new to the sport of backpacking. Living in a NYC apartment with minimal space I am quickly becoming a lightweight, compact, multi-use gear enthusiast!

This blog is my place to log and share my experience with adventure travel and the people, places activities and gear that make it exciting for me.