Woods will not be standing, and one will have to be making one's way through downed trees
and rubble in the rain. Here, one needs the center of gravity as low as possible and also
needs absolutely free use of arms and shoulders. The normal back pack, whether internal or
external frame is simply too big and one must pack gear too high to maintain a low enough
center of gravity. One thing that was also not mentioned in the alt.survival posts, that I
consider absolutely essential for post pole shift travel/survival is a hiking staff. I can't
number the times I would have stumbled, most likely causing injury, had I not had that "third
leg" to catch myself or stabilize myself on tricky footing. Luckily, one can obtain a suitable
hiking staff anywhere along the way.
Offered by Ron.