My minimalist philosophy comes from my time on active duty in a Marine Corps infantry company. Humping a pack mile upon mile upon mile, you learn to "travel light, freeze at night". This attitude has stayed with me throughout my adult life, and I live a minimalistic lifestyle, and continuously struggle to keep things as simple and uncluttered as possible.
Subscribed my friend, and I'll take you up on the offer soon. Me and some friends have been making some trips up into your area, and into southern S. Dakota.