Good to know many of us have spouses that are coming along to our way of thinking. I’m 46 too and took wife out to shooting range recently. She’s a natural shot, so I’ll behave myself now that she can handle a rifle. We are south of you in northern Utah. Passing through ideeho tomorrow en route to Montana!
To all former Boy Scouts who didn’t make Eagle… No need to bring it up. Not worth repenting that you fell short… That just helps statistics of the rarity to earn. You Life rank scouts are now pardoned.
For water… Check out a website called findaspring.com and make those stops part of your routine. I’ve gained and learned several natural springs as I travel the western states fir my job.