"Ive destroyed packs, pants, ropes, torn jackets this year And im a lazy bum"
Uh...make that lazy, careless bum?
Upon further consideration, make that lazy, careless, Yuppie bum. Anybody who burns thru gear at that rate and lives to tell the story either has a regular high paying job or a rich girl friend, or both, and in either case drives a BMW or other status car appropriate to their station in life. Eric, you had me fooled for a while with all your Yuppie bashing. Methinks the closet Yuppie doth protest too much. ;-)