I started playing music on the streets of Boone, NC way back in the mid 1970s and continued to do so for many more years. I could still live out of my pack and store my instruments at various safe places, I even had a locker at the college music building where I taught for several years. This foto shows my friend Lee joining me on the college campus for some very good drum and soprano saxophone music to entertain or disturb the students.
I am wearing my standard backpacking clothing when this picture was taken, Sorel pack boots along with military style pants. The Sorels got me thru some wet and cold conditions and though they were clunky to walk in, I used them until they fell apart.