I've passed a lot of backpackers on the trails this summer and often wondered if they were people who post here.
To help with identifying members I suggest that we wear something on the front of us that lets people know that we are BPL members. But what? It would have to be light, visible and, of course, tasteful.
How about simply using a felt tip to write BPL on the bill of our hat or cap? We also need to adopt a special handshake or gesture.
This shouldn't be difficult to adopt and implement. Gang members do it everyday.