I have a one person to donate, but not a triplex. Maybe we could put his girl in the solo :)
Man, with that list of creepy-crawlies, I would be in a hock every time!
My wife had done the Wonderland Trail and traversed the Olympics before we met, not to mention going to China just a little after Nixon did. Kinda nice to have that intro to the wilderness out of the way.
After we married I was consolidating our gear-- we had a pile of packs, tents, sleeping bags and cook pots. One of her pots had these weird dents in them and I asked about them. A bear had decided to clean them a little more thoroughly and left a few tooth marks.....
Other than Top Ramen, peanut butter and Krusteze pancake mix were big on my college grocery list. The cheap shelter alternative was a tube tent. You haven't lived until you've spent a night in a tube tent in PNW weather. Can you say, "condensation"? I knew you could!
At least I could afford to fill up my $300 '61 Impala with 35.9/gallon gas :)
OMG, the memories. In the Fall of 1972 there was a huge protest at my community college because they raised the full time tuition to $75 a quarter. I rented a 2 bedroom 2 bath 1200sf apartment for $175 with a room mate and we were outraged when they raised it to $200. Then again, minimum wage was $1.75/hour.