posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 10:25 PM
Interesting info,thanks. Couple questions though. The covering for the hole in which you place your tent sounds like it would be unmoveable. Even if
you could move it, wouldn't you disturb your camoflouge every time you did? Luckily bears hibernate during teh coldest months of the winter,so they
won't be digging you out,but any door that you can open, a bear can open even easier. I've sat in a treestand and watched them try to get at food
in a barrel,and their stregnth is incredible. I would not expect to face a bear bent on eating me without a firearm,and survive. It's happened,but
usually advanced medical care is required afterwards. But lets assume bears are not a problem,this door sounds like it should stop most other
My second issue would be cave-in. Depending on the type of soil your digging in,would you be concerned about cave-in? Particularily if you are
subjecting it to heating/cooling cycles? it's kinda a phobia of mine,so how would you go about fortifying it against collapse? On a side not, if you
find a narrow,steep ravine or crevice, you can simply use deadfall to form a roof,and cover it like you mentioned previously.
As for food,what you suggest sounds like it would work well where you live.However,living in northern Canada I need a different game plan. No acorns
here,for one. Also,temps get vry cold here in winter,down to -40C of worse. I've lived in a tent for several months ,and even though we packed up in
October,it was already quite cold.Combine that with the strenous work load we were under,meat and fat were at the top of the list of food we wanted. A
stomach full of good meat keeps you going a lot longer in cold weather than lighter fare. However, I figure that the cold weather will also help with
the preservation of meat, since one wouldn't need a freezer.
i really do need to find out about edible plants here, I know there's little around in the winter,and probably not as much in summer as there is
elsewhere,but I'm sure there is some. The potatoa is indeed a great idea.I threw out a bunch that I kept too long,causing them to go soft and sprout.
There was an old hay bale under a bush that was falling apart,so I kicked it over the old taters. A couple months later,when my garden potatoes were
ready, I decided to check out the bush potatoes. Turns out they were much better than the garden ones,perfectly clean and lots of them. I'm thinking
leaf litter or the like may work in similar fashion.