Today I was out early with the dog just taking a walk up the back 40 and up on my mtn out that way. (TBH I only own part of that mtn, but I still consider it my mtn.) I had slipped on my 40year old hat (good old stetson that I have bashed and beaten and lately have knocked into just a flat brim with no bash in it at all) I thought back on all the times I have spent out in the woods wearing a hat or dew rag tied up top and how much comfort a hat is. I remember reading some old diaries and such that pointed out that the old pioneers all wore some head cover for protection from sun and rain and cold and hot. Seems that no matter what one does outside, a hat is a good thing to have, and something like pants that we all take for granted. I have boonie hats, ball caps, and one old stetson. I have straw farmers hats for the hot days out in the hay field. I usually also have a dew rag in my pocket and while I will use it or a towel on my head on hot days, I consider a dew rag about as important as a knife for multi purposes. (some other time I'll post my dew rag thoughts) I have seen people pin matches and other emergency stuff including a bit of coin / bills in their hats. seen straps for windy days and a ton of other hat mods / decorations. I notice that all over the world hats while unique are almost always part of the travel / woods / outside gear of all people who go out and do. I just wanted to give credit to something so useful, and hopefully convince ya'll to jump in with your hats and useful little mods that make it "your hat" instead of just A hat. Have a great day and have fun out there in the big ol' world. Thad.