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Originally posted by kitosoren808
Why are you purchasing these things from a surplus store? Is it for a SHTF scenario?
I have read some of these posts and have not yet seen anyone address the issue of standing out like a sore thumb in the woods, city or roadside.
Is there not an issue of being targeted and not having the mobility to react in a tactical situation.
Picture yourself on the other side of the equation, a loot/boot figure who is waiting for a cash cow of survival gear to come walking down the road/trail.
If I were posted up on in my "manhunter" stand and saw a guy waltzing around in a 90lb ALICE pack with his LBV and assortment of pouches I would take him as my trophy like the good patient hunter I am, not the guy who came by two hours before carrying almost nothing.
It might be seen as better to blend in as someone having little of value like a young buck, not worth giving your position, instead of the loaded down 12 point buck ripe for the taking...
I beg you and others like you, to travel light, invest time and energy into skills of self sufficiency. Learn to hunt small game instead of carrying large amounts of food, learn the plants and their benefits. Learn the terrain of your intended path and alternate routes, locations of springs and natural defense positions etc, in your journey to your intended location.
Originally posted by Sforscott
reply to post by TreadUpon
Just curious, What would i use that for? Personally i'm gonna be living off the land and hunting. As well as having MRE's just in case i don't get small to medium game.