Originally Posted By: Montanero
It is just using the available resources to the best of your ability. If you are properly equipped, what could have been a survival situation becomes an unplanned night of camping.

Be aware of what is available and know how to use it.

Excellent, and crucial, point. There is a continuum, ranging from delightful outings to camping trips with fatalities. Sometimes you have to endure melted ice cream, or,even worse, someone forgot the coffee. Eventually one learns to take a flashlight, even though the hike should end well before dark - also matches and extra water, etc.

Most of us learn this the hard way (myself definitely included) without suffering dire consequences...
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