220-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

August 7th 2552 – Always carry cache
Pilot/Witness and sometimes Target Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting

One of the advantages of having historians in your brain trust is they know a lot of tricks that worked in the past. The interesting thing was— it wasn’t our sociologists or our professional histories who came up with the idea; it was Dr. Takahashi that recommended that we create small stashes of weapons and supplies along the way – these emergency caches mean that we won’t have to haul parts around with us – but we will have a place to fall back to where we could get supplies and equipment without endangering the fleet.

He said he was inspired by stories of the Apache, and how they’d done the same thing. It makes sense, especially when you have people who want to kill you with the potential of being anywhere, at any time.

The problem is then a question of keeping the caches supplied and not having them or the path back to the fleet discovered. The more options you have, the more chances you have of something going very, very wrong.

I guess I’m a historian of sorts. Unfortunately, Murphy was my teacher.

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