3. Must have spent an accumulative time of two or more weeks in the wilderness under primitive conditions in the company of no more than one other member. Each stay must be at least three full days and two full nights.
This requirement is optional for advancement to Bossloper and mandatory for the Hiveranno degree.
This requirement embodies the Spirit of the American Mountain Men, second only to #19 Aux Aliments du Pays. That is time spent in the wilderness under primitive conditions.
To spend an “accumulative time of two or more weeks in the wilderness” is what we are all about. To get out on the ground in a wilderness setting away from the modern rendezvous and historical demonstrations is the goal here.
To be “under primitive conditions” means AMM rules apply. (See Requirement #2)
“In the company of no more than one other member.” means just that. It doesn’t mean you can go with a larger party as long as only one other member is AMM. The spirit of this requirement is to get out on the ground alone or with a partner. Requirement #19 Aux Aliments du Pays counts toward this accumulative time.
“Each stay must be at least three full days and two full nights.” There’s an old joke that goes “If you don’t start drinking in the morning, how can you say you’ve been drinking all day?” I say again, put in your time. The only person you are cheating is yourself. (See Requirement #2)