Random Notes on Field Living


My overnight trip with the wife ended up taking a few days longer than expected. In between everything involved in the trip, I had a lot of time to think about different stuff, and since I’d been reading some bushcraft stuff, and have a training trip coming up that involves a 1200 mile round trip, fieldcraft, living out of a ruck, and load-carrying over long distances, were at the forefront of my mind.

The trip ended up taking enough time that getting caught up on farm chores upon our return interfered with my normal practice of getting this Monday article typed up. So, this is sort of a last-minute, flow-of-consciousness mind dump on some things I thought about last weekend.

1) Travel light, freeze at night. My observation—and experience—has been that, “preppers” tend towards two camps when it comes to packing rucks for “Get Home Bags” and “Bug Out Bags.”…

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Author: Alfred E. Neuman

71 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.