Timber Wolf, Lake Superior, Ontario

A lone timber wolf greets
paddlers along the north shore
of Lake Superior, Canada
(Photo by Michael Neiger)


I arise from
dreams of thee
in the first sweet
sleep of night,
when the winds
are breathing low,
and the stars
are shining bright.
  -- Percy B. Shelley
  The Indian Serenade,


The heavens
the glory of God;
the firmament
his handywork.
  -- Holly Bible
  Psalms 19:1

The Rucksack Masthead
By Michael A. Neiger, Marquette, Michigan
Wilderness tripper: backpacking, winter camping, swift-water canoeing
Web site URL: http://therucksack.tripod.com • E-mail: mneiger@hotmail.com
Contents copyright © 1984-2007 by Michael A. Neiger • All rights reserved.


Bush skills

By Michael A. Neiger
Copyright 2002

Last updated on October 13, 2004

Contents of page

   Night ops

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** Recommended



Night Ops (Appendix K) in Long-Range Surveillance Unit Operations (Army FM 7-93)
   Good info on how to move in the wilderness after dark






Scout--The Australian Guerilla Book VI, by Ion L. Idriess (Paladin Press, 1982)
See chapter 12 "Night Work," chapter 13 "See With the Eyes of a Cat," and chapter 14 "Shadows and the Language of Sound."

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In God's wilderness lies the hope of the world,
the great, fresh, unblighted, unredeemed wilderness.
— John Muir 1838-1914, Alaska Wilderness, 1890

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