There is nothing wrong with shooting against the timer but speed isn't the thing that will necessarily keep you alive. Judgement, tactics, quick thinking and understanding human nature will also help. I have to laugh because you are so jealous of Garand. If you were to meet him in person you would probably wet yourself. Garand actively participates in the shooting sports and owns real guns. You do not. He posts his times. You do not. All you do is brag about what you did 25-30 years ago and thats stuff that you can't do now.
Thank you for the kind words erica, but alas you are talking to a WANNABE, who can only boost his self esteem through insulting people that are more prudent than he is. Gunkid, please post the kit that you have packed and ready to go AT THIS MOMENT!
Garand, gunkid packs nothing but his worn out johnson. He never has had any kind of it. 1/2 hikes don't require kit. What is more, the closes thing to a timer he has is used to bake cookies in the kitchen, except maybe his micky-mouse Sekio watch.