I always tell my wife if I don't make it back from a day hike not to worry until the next day. I have spent a few nights hunting intentionally with very minimal gear with the thought of having to carry out meat. And like WD it wasn't the best nights but very doable. I like challenges of this sort as long as I can plan and minimize the what ifs. Now my son has really taken to backpacking I take even less chances, plus I want him to love it, not dread another trip. Luckily he is a great walker and is very at home outside. I know I know I seem to always bring him into our discussions but I'm proud of him. Sorry OT on my own thread.
The wind wont howl if the wind don't break.