Cold. Not as damp as normal. 39F when I went to bed. That’s pretty chilly by our standards. I expect it to be clear and cold all day.
As it was yesterday, when I looked out the windows. That was about the extent of my activity. Once D1 got home, we all pretty much sat in the living room and watched ‘Alone’. Second season, just as compelling as the first. About half the participants were involved in survival training, bushcraft, or primitive living skills, and they all went home early, with one exception. Classroom skills, and hobby activities do not translate into survival in the bush, alone, for weeks or months. Mental toughness, flexibility, stubbornness, and spiritual and mental depth seem to be far more important than specific skills.
There are lessons there for anyone, but especially for anyone who thinks that if SHTF they’ll live off the land, or bug out to a national forest and bushcraft a new life. Nope, chances are really good that those people will be cannibal, criminal, or dead within two weeks.
Other than the time sink, I recommend streaming the Alone series. You will learn something.
Today it’s back to reality, back to life. Lots to do, especially after spending a couple days on vacation.
So I better get busy this morning.
Keep stacking, and keep the faith. Food makes all the difference in the world.