A short job, but a job nonetheless.
I’ll be working on prescribed burns on SNAs (Scientific and Natural Areas) with the DNR from April 14-May 23. Pay is $13 per hour plus time-and-a-half for overtime and weekends. My hire is, however, contingent upon me passing the “pack test” on my first day of work. For the test, I will have to speed-walk three miles in under 45 minutes while wearing a 45-pound pack. Probably doable, but the manual recommends 4-6 weeks of training. I have 10 days, so I’m hoping I can at least come close to 45 minutes on my first try. Time to drive out to Renville to get my pack, fill it full of rocks, and start getting myself in shape!