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    Chances are you won't have so many choices and you'll have a feeling in the moment of what to do and where to go but here's the thing if you go uphill and someone happens to look up they can see all of your colorful gear but if your below the trail all they can see is a como tarp. When i walk a trail i tend to look all over. When i think about it at my desk my mind says hang uphill.
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    Up Hill is the only way to go.

    Why not down... (1) if it is steep like a cliff then rocks could come from the trail above or at lest some trail mud in wet weather (2) down could be too close to a stream which could rise too fast (3) any light source would easily be noticed unless a village was further down slope.

    Go up because... (1) smoke rises, the key to not being seen is to know where others are who may see you; this is done by noticing the location of campsites by fire/smoke (2) the hollows are darker than the the night sky; light sources may not easy noticed with moon beams and stars as one looks up (3) Up slope can not been seen as well as down slope from people who may be on the opposite side of a gulf (4) you have more time if someone approaches as physical exertion is a factor in up hill travel

    Make sure some Mountain Laural, Rhododendron or other thicket is between you and the trail for added concealment.

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    military crest

    Depends on the location of the military crest.
    It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
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    Originally Posted by HamMike
    I've never been in this situation but I'd have to say above the trail, this goes inline with my desire to never sit with my back to the door in a restaraunt. I need to be able to survey the entrance.

    thank-you ,now i can tell my wife i am not the only one Yes, yes, yes !!!! I'm not alone in this, my wife thinks I have a problem too!!1

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    Situational awareness is NEVER a problem. Just preparedness. Are we not always at condition code yellow? As far as up hill vs down hill, most of the strong game trails skirt just below the crest of the hills. If the Deer are programmed to be uphill, shouldn't we?
    Last edited by OldnSlow; 03-04-2010 at 12:24. Reason: spelling

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    It's easier to pounce on people as they walk by if you're uphill...
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    I would go down just 'cause all ya'll are going up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I would go down just 'cause all ya'll are going up.
    Sounds like axe murder talk to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Sounds like axe murder talk to me!
    Well ...... Gransfors Bruk hatchet....... Axe ... well gram-weenie ya' know.......
    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
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