Valentines Day Hike.... (w/BOB)
No.. I didn't go hiking with a guy named Bob... I took my 18 year old daughter with me today and we went up into the mountains onto some private land I am familiar with and we hiked.
For those of you, region 1'ers, who have met me... I am currently not really built for hiking. I am carrying way too much weight and terribly out of shape. But this day was not as much about preparedness as it was spending quality time with my, now adult, daughter who seems to have less and less time to spend with her Ol' dad.
But in order to kill 2 birds... I cross purposed. We hiked about 1.5 miles on some very hilly terrain in some slick and leaf covered trails. I also packed my BOB which is pretty over-loaded at about 50 pounds. The trip out (mostly downhill) went very well, the return trip, obviously mostly uphill, went MUCH slower.
However, I did tote my pack and made the trip. I know it's not much to some of you... but quite an accomplishment for me. And more importantly, some quality time with my daughter!
If you are not prepared for it... Death will be the ultimate SHTF scenario... prepare now!