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Very poignant advice. I have already done this however, many many times. The longest time was 17 days during February 2007 in the woods of Camp Geiger N.C. Of course I did not have the luxury of an egg timer, usually screaming or being kicked awake was the norm. As far as being wet, I stayed wet. Even the spare clothes remained damp and cold and after 5 days I was just cycling between my already damp, wet, disgustingly dirty clothes. Have you ever worn the same pair of underwear for 6 days? Have you ever done it whiole having to share a tent designed for one person with four people? What about when your only method of cleaning your self consisted of baby wipes? Baby wipes only clean you the first day or two, after that it just creates a slimy film with a musty odor. Oh, and after each near sleepless night and keeping my fingers tucked under my gear (my GEAR) to keep them from being frost bitten I was forced to get up wearing the same wet gear and conduct excersize after excersize, and these were much harder than 25 jumping jacks Billy. I still have nerve damage in my fingers and toes from the freezing and thawing.
I am not some spoiled suburban kid looking for adventure billy. If you have nothing real to offer, best to not offer at all.
I would like to add this edit. Could those of you who offer nothing but judgment and criticism please stay away from my post? Some of you need to stop trying to teach the "kids" who post on this forum a lesson in life ok? Advice and constructive criticisms are important and encouraged, at least by me. However, for these replies such as above that try and make people out to look ignorant, immature or stupid, save your wrist the inch closer to carpal tunnel. While this last reply was not openly doing this, the insinuations are clear. As if I just woke up one day and decided to go voyaging around the pacific la dee daaing all the way. As for myself, none of you know where I come from or through what I have came. Please do not take this statement as incitement or mean-spirited, but it is what it is. If you want to help me, thank you I really do appreciate it, I really do. Thank you to those who are willing to teach a new fisherman, not just throw him another fish.
Last edited by trisstan87; 09-18-2010 at 02:25 PM.