Dating the older man book
While I was coaching Michelle through the first four months of their relationship (and intermittently in between), I cautioned her to NOT put any pressure on him about getting married and having kids.
While theoretically, she could be “wasting” her time with him, my advice was to let him fall in love with her.
I was sad for Michelle, but very proud at how she handled herself. Her playfulness, her sexiness, and yes, even her attitude and mood swings.
Despite her high-maintenance tendencies, she became better at understanding Mark’s needs and point of view, and created the healthiest relationship that she’d ever had before. After spending a year and a half together, Mark realized that he couldn’t imagine life without her. And while I give Michelle credit for becoming the woman that no man can ever leave, Michelle actually gives ME credit.
For extended treks the internal frame pack should have a volume over 3,000 cubic inches (50 liters), but less than 4,200 cubic inches (70 liters).
The larger the pack, the greater the tendency to fill it with non-essentials.
But all relationships have their challenges, and Mark and Michelle were no different.
the three heaviest things are your backpack, tent, and sleeping bag, so if you want to save a lot of weight invest in these items.
The conventional wisdom used to be that external frames are for trail hiking and internal frames are for off trail hiking.