Tennessee is a place where morals are above all. It's a place where we hold the door open for others and say things like "Yes,Mam" or "Yes Sir" and "No,Mam" or "No Sir". It's a place where we enjoy the simpler things in life but get made fun of for doing so. It's a place where the tea is sweet and grits make for some mighty fine eating! We also exercise our God given right to holler when dealing with know-it-alls who have nothing better to do than call us shoeless hicks and insult us.
Tennesseans may seem a little different to others but you must realize that we are raised with different morals and our way of life is different than the average city slicker. Tennesseans have very unique accents that set us apart from the average joe. I don't consider being different a bad thing and i'm very proud of my accent. Those who are bad mouthing our state are good examples of what we are not. I have traveled all over the U.S and can honestly say that Tennessee and the rest of the Southern U.S have the most polite and hospitable people in country. Tennessee has some of the most beautuful backcountry, rolling hills, and scenery around. We have country music in Nashville and Blues in Memphis which will be around for a long time to come!
Honestly, I can't think of any reason anyone would feel the need to talk bad about or insult Tennessee and it's people other than the fact they themselves are miserable in thier own life and feel the need to spew hate online. The people from other States who do this should get off the internet and really see what Tennessee has to offer. Y'all just don't know!!!
Backpackers hike remote wilderness areas spending atleast one or more nights there, and carry thier supplies and equipment in thier backpack to survive the hike. People who hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) are good examples of what a backpacker is.
The backpacker is planning a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail which will last about 5 months.