I have exciting things to tell you! No, the US isn’t solvent again…c’mon I’m not a miracle worker here. However, in the coming weeks you will be the privileged few who will have the opportunity to view my woodland exploits. I anticipate a mixture between Mr. Magoo and Bear Grylls, with a little Steve McQueen (2nd coolest actor EVER) sprinkled in. I have a four day weekend and am going to spend three of them testing my 72 hour (BOB) bag. I’m taking my camera and will video parts of it. I’m hoping it will be an exercise in determining what works, what doesn’t and give us all an opportunity to re-evaluate what is important to have with us to make the best of a bad situation. I’ll be testing a few new pieces of gear, and with the possibility of rain, I look forward to seeing how I can adapt to less than ideal weather conditions. I’ll have the opportunity to do some hunting (squirrel, dove) and see how effective harvesting game under those conditions will be.
All in all, I look forward to escaping the insanity of society for a little while and hopefully take you guys along for the journey. I will do a breakdown of the bag and share a few of my thoughts when I get there. As much as I tried to find a place where I could really rack the miles up, alas, I was unable to do so. In this scenario, I would be bugging out short term, with the hope that I could return to my home. As much as I would like to make this even more realistic, state laws and society’s suspicion of armed men with backpacks tell me it is ill advised. So please, don’t expect an episode of Man v. Wild or The Walking Dead, but I think it will be an informative trip. Many talk a good game and pontificate endlessly about the best list of stuff to have, but at ModernSurvivalOnline…we go one step beyond. The videos should be up within the next couple of weeks, and I welcome comments/suggestions.
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
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