Is there a Curtis Creek Manifesto for the backpacking world? I'm thinking about chasing some blue lines this summer and some of them can't be driven to. I have no pack yet and will try to use as much of my car camping gear as I can. I already have fly fishing, skiing, and two kids in college to eat up my money. Backpacking will only happen if I can do it cheaply enough. If I just do a tarp and hammock set up to sleep in, how do I keep the skeeters off at night? I have a one burner Gaz stove. Would one canister make it through a weekend of boiling water for one? Volume-wise, how many liters or cubic inches would be a decent size backpack for a weekend fisherman? What kind of maps do people use? I don't even know what to ask for.