Originally Posted by dugger
I lost a son to alcohol several months ago (liver failure). I have rafted the MF many times with and w/o beer. If you can't spend a week on one of the nicest rivers in the country w/o beer, you may need to examine why you seek the solitude our Wild and Scenic Rivers offer you. I care little about folks who need the buzz of a case of beer every day to feel up to snuff, but if you would, check back in 20-30 years and let me know how alcohol has improved your life.
While I feel your pain and I am sorry for your loss, your judgement of others is both harsh and unnecessary. I care about almost everyone. Even those who choose to drink too much beer at times. A few have earned an exception.
I personally don't drink beer anymore, but did consume 3 liters of whiskey on a five day trip.
If you would check back in 20 years and tell me how putting scorn and judgement on others, has improved your life.