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Say Hello to Hal Packer...

Say Hello to Hal Packer...

Apr 21, 2021

Last week I sent out a post asking for suggestions for the name of my new Atom Backpack.

After reading through all the comments on social media and on Buy Me A Coffee, I have decided to call my pack "Hal Packer", or Hal for short. A huge thank you to John Pettinger who submitted this suggestion.

  • My daughter's favourite animal is the Alpaca

  • Hal Elrod wrote The Miracle Equation which was a life-changing book for me. Hal's mantra in life is "Can't Change This" - which I now live by. Why worry and waste energy on something you can't change? The past is the past. Deal with it and move on. This attitude has got me through the last 12 months!

  • Halcyon is also Greek for Kingfisher (one of my favourite birds and similar colours to my new pack). 

  • And finally, the definition of Halcyon is characterized by happiness, great success, and prosperityoften used to describe an idyllic time in the past that is remembered as better than today.  I believe that "Hal" is the perfect name for my companion on the PCT. (Thanks to John Pettinger for this suggestion - it's idyllic). 

So when you see me with my bright orange and Spanish teal backpack, say hello to Hal Packer!



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