When I'm day dreaming, I like to pretend that I could do something like this. And then I read a real account and realize that I wouldn't make it past the first week.
Having done punishing road trips with little-to-no resources, then done relaxing road trips with ample resources, roughing it isn't for me.
Having gotten lost in the woods and nearly dying but also doing adventuresome, well-planned forays with ample gear, I'll take ample gear every time.
Having experienced first-hand the power of preparation and reasonable expectations, I don't get the love for Scott. He was such a fuck-up that Amundsen actually warned his ass away from the South Pole.
- Roald Amundsen