I made it out for a brief stay in the eastern Ozarks this week. The rain and cold came back just in time for my outing making it a little less comfortable than it could have been but I still enjoyed the time out.
I chose to stay fairly low-tech with the exception of a sleeping bag instead of the old blankets and I sheltered under an old military poncho instead of the more usual canvas. Since I was out, in part, to work on some crafts I packed in very heavily with tools and a few raw materials.
It’s easy living for the most part in the Ozarks and I think I could happily live primitivly in this environment indefinitely. There is not much legal hunting this time of year as the furry critters are off procreating and having babies so I brought some basic foodstuffs with me. I’m back in civilization now but expect to get back out very soon. Maybe the sun will stay out for a few days and dry things up as a preview of Spring. I’ll post some follow-ups about gear and some things I’m working on very soon.