Requirement #19 of the American Mountain Men

19. Must spend three days and two nights totally alone under primitive conditions and aux aliments du pays [“off the nourishment of the land”].

This requirement is optional for advancement to Bossloper and mandatory for the Hiveranno degree.

This seems to be one of the most feared requirements of the Association. I would recommend attempting your Aux Aliments du Pays during hunting or trapping season. Early fall can be good for gathering fruits and nuts as well. During your trip, you can possibly complete requirements 6, 9, 13, 15, & 17. Parts of requirements 2, 3, 6, 7, & 10 can be documented as well. I have heard of members doing an Aux Aliments du Pays in each season of the year and I applaud them! It is what we do! As previously stated, three days means the largest part of these days possible. “Primitive conditions” has been addressed in prior requirements.

About Gabe the Shootist

I am retired from public service, a trained gunsmith, pump mechanic, an old pipeliner, passable electrician, carpenter, truck driver, amateur blacksmith, proof reader, experienced hunter, shooter, reloader, avid canoeist, Renaissance man, jack of all trades, all around good guy (with the caveat: I won't be insulted, lied to or laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them.).
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