posted on May, 5 2008 @ 02:56 AM
Your pack is very important. My pack is "old school" - Medium Alice without the frame, GI pistol belt, suspenders and butt-pack.
A good survival pack is built up over months and years. It is used in the field and added to/subtracted from as you learn what you need and what is
just dead weight. Plan on layering gear into most essential items.
Just from experience, your pack or LBE, or "kit" should not exceed 40-50 pounds. I try not to go over 40 at most. If it gets too heavy, endurance
and alertness will suffer, and your calorie and water intake requirements will go up.
Also, take a look at...
FM 31-21 Guerilla Warfare and Special Forces Operations
TM 31-200-1 Unconventional Warfare Devices and Techniques
Fm 3.50.3 Survival, Evasion, and Recovery
The good survivalist is self sufficient and considers themselves well armed and able to ward off attack.
[edit on 5-5-2008 by METACOMET]