Having read on another forum of some guys staging unscheduled BO tests to check their gear, I decided to do the same. Wednesday night, six PM, go time! Took me a half hour to assemble everything (except longarms - gotta make exceptions for legal safety - in case of encountering LEO) - gotta work on that! Too long! Got the gear loaded on the BO vehicle, my KLR bike. Motored down the road, turned down another road - in five minutes, I am in the woods. I motored about ten miles into the National Forest - far enough from town for immediate safety from the rioting masses (simulated). I thought . . . I managed to make my way into the trees, easing between tham to a point well out of sight of the waterhole I decided to camp near. No visible game trails - don't want to meet Brer Bear or Wile E. Coyote. I had thought this AO would be a good rally point for a team or Bug Out Group. Gotta rethink it, as you'll see. Parked the bike, and made camp. Used my 2.5lb. SG bivy tent again, and a GI sleep pad and GI wool blanket. Too warm this night for a sleeping bag. Used my esbit stove to brew up a quick cup of instant Java. Settled in to await the dark. This was Full Moon Night - the moon came up very bright - could read a map by the light! I also kept hearing traffic, about a car an hour, on the gravel part of the closest forest road - thought I was further than that! Sleep came in fits and bits - I awoke every hour or so, often due to the vehicle traffic - dang it, I thought I was 'remote'! Note to self - gotta get way farther away from the bigger dirt roads!! Mosquitoes were buzzing, mostly outside the mesh of the bivytent. Found a weak point - with my size, the top of the mesh rested on my body - the buggers got me thru the screen! Note two to self - wear a long sleeve shirt and pants to bed! Later that night, dew got heavy - so I slid the partially secured rainfly all the way down. Made it warmer inside too - I was using the GI blanket for a pillow. Another hour or so - I had to use the blanket - got cooler than expected. Used clothing as a pillow. Had a stiff neck in the morning. Note three - pack a travel pillow with the sleep roll. Didn't hear any close critters this time, unlike last time. Few bugs either, except the skeeters. I did watch a large web spider doing his web-crawling down from a pine tree - made me think of Robert the Bruce. Had the CZ52 loaded and chambered in case of unannounced visitors. Finally rolled out about 7AM, just as the sun is coming up. Stiff, not a restful night - but learned some lessons! I loaded up and motored back home. So, the forest is busier at night than I had thought - must keep that in mind! Especially as we are fast approaching hunting season.