I suppose, at its core, this post is just spam, but...
I wanted to say thank you to the BPL community. I have been lurking here, off and on, for the past several years, and I owe a *lot* of what I now know to this community. And my experiences from BPL have benefited others, too; nearly everybody I hike, hunt, fish, or otherwise play in the woods with has decreased their base pack weight (to varying degrees) thanks to the tips I have passed on, or from watching me with tired backs and sore feet as I "lead by example" with my ever-decreasing base weight. :)
At any rate, thank you all. Hopefully, someday I'll have something worthwhile to contribute. :)