Everyone has their "thing". Every person, given a chance, has something in their life that they will talk endlessly about. We are all nerds about something: sports, art, music, literature. There is something about this "thing" that calls to us. There is a way in which we enjoy this "thing" that is unique, inspiring. You feel called to it. You know you are supposed to be a part of it. It is In Your Bones.
So, if you have known me for any length of time, you are well aware that I am a nerd. I keep a running tally in mind of mostly inconsequential things, like how many bowls we have in the kitchen. I have read hundreds of thousands of pages worth of sci-fi and fantasy books. I literally named my dog after a Jedi. You' re welcome
Knowing this, it shouldn't be a surprise that my nerdiness has spilled over into my passion for the outdoors. Thus it is that I have an Excel spreadsheet dedicated to creating packing lists, or Gear Lists, for backpacking and hiking trips.