Re: Howdy from SoCal...
Well brother, I can teach you a Lot about hunting, I can teach you a Little about backpacking, "backpack Hunting" is what I'm here to learn too, I have never combined the two yet. My cousins who grew up in Southern Cali backpack, but are not hunters... Go figure.. I got my son and two daughters and two nephews involved, got them shooting, signed em up for hunters safety classes and took em out hunting, I also took them and all their friends camping, as often as I could. I personally think hunters these days have to get Very serious about getting involved with bringing in new people to hunting, and I'm glad to hear you are interested. PM me and let's see what we can do.
I suggest anyone else nearby who reads this thread step up too, since I work an awful lot, and this is a good opportunity for folks to pitch in and help!