posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 09:37 PM
If you're heading for a fixed base, or a set of them, you might also consider caching your ammo at your rally points ahead of time, rather than
rucking it all about with you. If you have to ditch your ruck you will lose all your supplies. It might be better to have some caches in the area you
plan to go to. That's not possible if you're on the move, though.
Might also see if there's any people teaching any edible plants courses in the area you plan to inhabit, get some books, start learning to identify
what you can eat and what not without a second glance. Practice fishing and snare setting without anything more than a spool of line and a hook.
Practice moving around in the woods without spooking the game. Do some wet condition firestarting until you can do it in a minute or so.
There were sayings I used to hate with the passion of a thousand burning suns, but they were right:
If it ain't raining, you ain't training.
You will perform the way you trained. If you train in the barracks with the lights on, that's where you'll shine.
If you can't do it in the dark while you're running from someone shooting at you, you're not proficient enough yet, or it's too complicated.
You can have 75 pounds of the lightest, most advanced gear the Army offers in your ruck, but it's still 75 pounds.
You always need socks, soap, and a canteen with a cup you can cook in. These are non-negotiable.
And of course, my rule: Tabasco can make even road kill palatable.
oh, and ps: never forget your SLLS approaching the rally point,