Viking Laws with some suggested updates


I have been writing lots of blog posts in my journal and I am behind in posting them. To catch up I offer this early this morning:

From a postcard purchased at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo (a must see).

Viking Laws
1. Be Brave and Aggressive
Be direct
Grab all opportunities
Use varying methods of attack
Be versatile and agile
Attack one target at a time
Don’t plan everything in detail
Use top quality weapons (or technological tools)
2. Be Prepared
Keep weapons (or tech equipment) in good condition
Keep in shape
Find good battle comrades
Agree on important points
Choose one chief
3. Be a Good Merchant
Find out what the market needs
Do not promise what you can’t keep
Do not demand overpayment
Arrange things so you can return (do business another day)
4. Keep the Camp in Order
Keep things tidy and organized
Arrange enjoyable activities which strengthen the group
Marke sure everybody does useful work
Consult all members of the group for advice

Tevis and I really like this code.  The Vikings were highly successful for over 300 years. We feel like somehow these values were passed down in our DNA, even if our family were more likely farmers from the Lillehammer area in inland Norway (north of Oslo). 

2 thoughts on “Viking Laws with some suggested updates

  1. AWESOME! I LOVE all the places you’re going. Vigeland and now the Viking Museum…..toooo cool. I camped in a poppy field near that Viking Museum years ago and read Jonathon Livingston Seagull as the gulls charged over the poppies! Very memorable. I dig the viking rules. Nice.

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