Bill Hudson

260 reviewer rep
207 forum posts
joined Oct 11, 2015

Location: Virginia



Getting older and slower but still love the outdoors.  My son can’t understand and won’t accept I’m an older man who can’t keep up with him, so we spend only short jaunts in the woods together.  Other than day hikes and car camping my wife and daughters have never really been interested.  These days, if I don’t like the weather or the forecast I often just forego the trip.  Forget it if it’s snowing or is forecasted to snow.  Let’s just say I've evolved into a three season man.  Retired from the Army more than ten years ago so I no longer need to practice outdoor misery, but I still escape to the woods for short solo three day jaunts to recharge, refresh, and reset.  Once known as Eeyore, the ladies at work now call me the grumpopotamus, but they really do take good care of me and good care of business.   I like to think of myself as an old fashioned gentleman, but grumpopotamus is probably the better of those two descriptors.    If I upset you or the setting, just let me know but please keep in mind that subtlety is often lost on me.

Gear Reviews (9)

user rating: 5 of 5 Bending Branches BB Special 10/31/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 MSR WhisperLite International 10/25/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Steel Bottle Cup 10/24/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Brunton TruArc 3 10/16/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Morakniv Classic 1 10/12/2015
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Trangia Mini Trangia 10/12/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Victorinox Swiss Army Farmer 10/12/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Victorinox Swiss Army Pioneer 10/12/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Optimus Svea 123 10/11/2015

Trip Reports

A Day in the Woods Beats a Day in the Office October 11, 2016
A Day Out With My Son June 16, 2016
Rails-to-Trails April 7, 2016
Lunch on Mount Rogers February 13, 2016

Forum Posts

Pocket for tent June 23, 2017
What do think of Lightheart Solo tent? March 21, 2017
cars and getting outside March 18, 2017
Royal Robbins died Tuesday March 15, 2017
Vegan Hiking/Climbing Boots March 8, 2017
Finally - A Fixed Blade I'll Take Backpacking March 11, 2017
Grayson Highlands "Winter" Weekend March 2, 2017
Candle & oil lanterns for "cold tenting" January 16, 2017
In-tent heating... October 11, 2016
Whats the learning curve to the (Msr) Wisperlite backpacking stove? January 10, 2017
What do you wear for, "So cold I might die" weather? January 12, 2017
reflections on hiking with old school gear December 4, 2016
What really kills you... December 1, 2016
paying homage to old things November 23, 2016
Leather Boots for Old Feet? What brand do you old timers like? In-House production only please! October 26, 2016
Trail time soothes all ills. Even losing a presidential election. November 12, 2016
Trailspace in Monongahela NF November 10, 2016
A Day in the Woods Beats a Day in the Office October 11, 2016
cleaning North Face Base Camp duffel? September 14, 2016
Problem with boot eyelets October 6, 2016