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The Best Footwear For TEOTWAWKI

Footwear For TEOTWAWKII have wanted to write an article on boots and shoes for some time now, but I see and hear so many different opinions that I have not been sure of exactly what to say. After thinking about it for a while, I have come to the conclusion that there is no one brand or type of boot that I can recommend over every other. There are many good shoes and boots for TEOTWAWKI, so I am going to give you some general guidelines.

Because of where I live, I have good military style boots, but also snow boots and several pairs of running/hiking shoes.…

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How Far Can You Walk In a Day When Bugging Out?

How Far Can You Walk In a Day When Bugging Out-The question of how far can you walk in one day recently came up in regards to bugging out. This led to quite a discussion, and many different opinions. For the last twenty-five or so years, I have done a lot of hiking in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and can cover some pretty good distances.

However, most of the time I am with someone else who also is in good shape and we are not carrying much weight. A 7 mile hike in about 2-3 hours is quite doable, and I am 70 years old. But that brings up the question of how much weight could I carry and could I do it day after day, while sleeping on the ground and making camp with no nice soft lounge chair in which to recover?…

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Staying in Good Physical Condition

I have a confession to make the last couple of years; I have let myself gain a bit of weight.  Now I have to take it off and that is not easy.  The older I get the more important it is to stay in shape.  In less than two months, I will be 70 years old.

So how am I going to loss this weight?  Number one I went on weight watchers, which seems to work for me.  But second and most important I am making myself get some exercise.  Near where I live, there are some great hiking trails in the mountains. …

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