Last December my long time backpacking/canoe companion younger brother lost his long battle to colon cancer. He was one tough SOB, who fought long and hard for 10+ years with the disease. No one could scrounge firewood like he could. He would forage in the woods and come back dragging dead trees 1/2 mile or more. We sloshed through bogs, ate like hogs and slept like logs and I loved every minute of it. Rest in peace bro.