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    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Florida Panhandle

    Exclamation Sometimes You need to just get away from it all...

    Sometimes you need to get away from it all...Really away...Camping with attitude, roughing it, going it alone, call it what you will but if you have never practiced you will fail.

    Things that may help you out sometime...
    1. Avoid well known roads and trails if the going is easy for you, it is easy for whoever is tracking you as well.
    2. Pay attention to terrain. Avoid gullies and draws, these are fatal funnels.
    3. Don't let yourself get boxed in.
    4. Don't walk on top of a ridge tells everyone who you are, where you are, and how many you are.
    5. Don't walk along creek/riverbanks you are exposed and these make very natural fatal funnels.
    6. Do stop ever so often and check your six. This pays off well in situational awareness.
    7. If you must cross a road or trail do so at as close to a 90 degree angle as possible to limit exposure and transit time.
    8. Recon Recon Recon...Check the area you are going to operate from at least three times before settling in.
    9. Think like a sniper. Look at the terrain features and figure out what would give the best tactical advantage...Don't go there, stupid, that is the first place they will look for you. But at least you know where they are heading to and that my friends makes all the difference in the world now doesn't it!

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    Even paranoid people have real enemies.
    Avidshooter (Texas)
    "The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits." -- Plutarch

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    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Santa Fe Area, New Mexico
    Words of wisdom, Festus..................I've been told wisdom doesn't come from reading books, but the scars one carries. Although, some are not as deep as others!

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    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    EXPERIENCE is the best teacher! Only problem is that the test comes first then the lesson.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    South Carolina USA
    Plus 1 festus!
    What about using available cover/concealment to your advantage? Depending on the objective, move so that you can maximize the "available" concealment and/or cover.

    A Viet Nam Veteran, (a Marine Corp "Sniper") taught me how to hunt in the early 70's. He also taught me how to move like a sniper and how to use the wind to your advantage. (Remember; a dog can smell you and alert someone to your presense. This may or may not be a good thing depending on your objective.)

    He also said; "Know your Objective." Whether it's making it to the next hill, next town; recon; engagement or whatever, you need to know what you're wanting to accomplish. This will help dictate "How; When; Where" you need to proceed.

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    When I was a little younger I thought about, wanted to, take some of the survival courses. You know like the ones offered by Outward Bound, NOLAS etc. Life always seemed to get in the way and I never got around to it. The time may soon come when I will wish that I had. I would love to have a lot more experience in practical survival skills.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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