"A "back-pack survivalist" is a survivalist that plans on leaving his home ahead of a disaster and taking to the woods with only what he can carry out with him. He plans to survive through a strategy that is a sort of cross between the Boy-Scout-in-the-woods and Robinson Crusoe. The backpack survivalist plans on outrunning danger with a four-wheel drive or a motorcycle and hopes to travel light with a survival kit of everything he might need to cope with the unexpected. He hasn't cached anything in the area he's headed for because, chances are, he doesn't know where he's headed. Somehow, he hopes to overcome all odds with a minimum of supplies and a maximum of smarts. Certainly it is a noble cause; but it seems like one destined to failure. And that's not survival." -Excerpt from Backpack Fever, by Duncan Long Full article removed at the request of the author, Duncan Long. The original work can be found on his site here: Backpack Fever by Duncan Long More great articles from Duncan Long can be found here: Duncan Long's Articles About Firearms, Rifles, Gun Control, and other firearms-related issues.