posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 12:46 PM
I dont know your level of "survivalism", but if this is your first go at it, I think you have a very good idea. With another person, and a fall
back in case things go wrong. No sense killing yourself for no reason.
Waterdoctor has a very good and valid point. In a true suvival scenerio hunting, fishing, trapping laws wont apply. However, it todays reality they
do and you need to abide by them. Again, no use in going to jail if you dont need to.
If sit-x comes down, we wont have any additional time to prepare, we should be doing that everyday. But you should plan this well, so you dont break
any laws, and so you dont get discouraged should things go badly.
The fall back car is a good idea, check your local laws, and maybe even scout the area you plan to go. As far as equiptment, I would suggest you take
what you are comfortable with. If that means a full blown BOB, so be it. Next trip you can take less. Whatever you use when you are out there, make
a note of it. When you get back, try to figure out either how to do without it or how to make it yourself in the wild.
Basic, hardcore survival trip? When I first came to ATS a few of my early posts were on this. Every year I take two one week trips in the summer and
one in the winter with minimal supplies. (yes, more in the winter) I typically carry a tarp, mess kit, flint/steel, small axe, gerber multi-tool, a
good knife and a shotgun. I could get by with less, but I guess I'm a little lazy.
Good luck with this trip, keep us posted on how the planning is coming, and when the time to go comes, please keep us abreast on what you are taking
and of course, when you get back, how it went.