I've got to find a way to get a drink of water out of that stream. Luckily, I found the only piece of obsidian in 400 miles, which I can use to cut down this tree and carve a cup out of the wood. By using this abandoned water hose I found laying nearby, I can wade into the stream and siphon water into the cup.
I have used my Bic lighter to light the way so I could find some pieces of flint to spark a small fire so I could light my Coleman lantern so I could find some firewood to make a fire.
Worked quite nicely.
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....