Originally Posted by RYANINMICHIGAN
I always have a few things on me including a pistol and a way to start a fire. 29 miles as the crow flies to get home. No reason to carry all that stuff on a nice October day My pistol and fire starter will suffice
if the stuff tryly has hit the fan. that nice 29 mile pleasure hike may turn into somethng worse.
what if the reason you can't get home was a car accident.
you gonna bandage that cut with a gun or a fire?
they are reasonable items that we are carrying.
failure to do so likel;y means that when we pass you on the road, we find your looted corpse a few miles from the vehicle you HAD BEEN sleeping in.. oh yeah.. but you were warm because you had a fire, and they left a thank you note pinned to your body, thanking you for the gun.
minimalistic approach to survival is fine if you want minimal results.
all i'm saying.