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  1. Thread: Whistles

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    That storm whistle sure is a multi-tool wonder,...

    That storm whistle sure is a multi-tool wonder, isn't it? I'll have to see if I can find one locally. I hate having to pay for shipping if I don't have to. ;)
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    Poll: We're not in MS, but in AL. Thanks for the...

    We're not in MS, but in AL. Thanks for the warning, though. I'm sure things are still crazy down on the gulf. It might take a while for things to get back to "normal," if they ever do.
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    Those are called "heel splitters" where we live,...

    Those are called "heel splitters" where we live, according to my husband. He said that you'd probably be able to check with the local fish and game warden, or possibly the county extension agency....
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    I haven't thought of doing anything like that....

    I haven't thought of doing anything like that. Sounds like a good idea, though. Thanks for suggesting it. What do you have in yours so far?
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    Poll: I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that...

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that Bear Grylls stuff is a little over the top. Some of the things he does, I'm thinking are staged. Besides, you know his crew isn't starving, they have...
  6. Thread: Hunters

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    Thanks for the link, Dusty Rose. I'll make sure...

    Thanks for the link, Dusty Rose. I'll make sure my husband reads and understands before he goes headlong into it. LOL

    I'm not worried about the "preachy" stuff. We've recently found out we're part...
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    Sticky: Thanks for the info about the charcloth. I'd...

    Thanks for the info about the charcloth. I'd never heard of that method before.
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    Poll: Survivorman/Man vs. Wild.

    My husband and kids love to watch these shows. Do you think they have anything to actually teach people about surviving in on "have-to" basis?
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    Shame you can't upload a video showing how you...

    Shame you can't upload a video showing how you make them. I'd really be interested in seeing how they're made. I'm much more a visual learner.
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    We live in northeast Alabama. We're on a part of...

    We live in northeast Alabama. We're on a part of the Appalachian mountain range. There's the Tennessee River/Lake Guntersville not far from the house. We live on an 8 acre farm. There's "supposed" to...
  11. Thread: 550 paracord

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    My husband has been a rope "nut" since he was a...

    My husband has been a rope "nut" since he was a kid. He found some yarn or something when he was little, and proceeded to tie everything in the house together, from one end of the house to the other,...
  12. Thread: snakes

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    We saw a program on Discovery Channel that...

    We saw a program on Discovery Channel that explained the process of getting antivenin. And, yes, they use horses. In fact, from what they were saying, they have specific horses that are used for each...
  13. Thread: Whistles

    by mamab
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    Luckily, my dad taught me how to whistle really...

    Luckily, my dad taught me how to whistle really loudly, so I don't actually NEED a whistle. If I'm hurt, I don't know that I'd be able to form it, or have the breath left to blow, natural one or...
  14. Thread: Scariest moment?

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    Oh my! I'd probably have wet myself, or screamed,...

    Oh my! I'd probably have wet myself, or screamed, or fell out of the tree. He probably caught sight of that deer you were waiting for!
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    Sticky: Yes, my kids are fascinated with magnifying...

    Yes, my kids are fascinated with magnifying glasses! They definitely are useful for starting fires. Unfortunately, they don't always use their noodle when deciding to do so. :( I guess on a cloudy...
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    Bowcatz, you're fortunate to have survived. The...

    Bowcatz, you're fortunate to have survived. The lessons you learned were hard ones, but one's I'm sure you won't easily forget. Thanks for the information and for the encouragement to prepare with...
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    Telling someone not to panic in a life/death...

    Telling someone not to panic in a life/death situation is easier said that done, but it really is necessary if you want to survive. I think our first instinct is to panic, but a cooler head has to...
  18. Thread: Does This Work

    by mamab
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    If you were starving, I don't know if you'd want...

    If you were starving, I don't know if you'd want to expend that much energy when there are easier methods of catching prey. I think it would be an absolute last choice.
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    I've never eaten or prepared bear meat. I'm sure...

    I've never eaten or prepared bear meat. I'm sure it would work in a pinch, and if you could kill one, but I don't think I'll be trying it any time real soon.

    I would think that you could prepare...
  20. Thread: Canning food

    by mamab
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    You likely have foods that spoil now, you just...

    You likely have foods that spoil now, you just don't think about as much, since you didn't actually have to do the canning. We generally don't can anything larger than a quart, most likley in pints,...
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    I've never even thought about how to make a bow...

    I've never even thought about how to make a bow and arrow. My husband does flintknapping, so the arrows wouldn't be the problem, if he were with me. I've watched, but never have actually done any...
  22. Thread: Protein

    by mamab
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    I think my husband wouldn't mind trying to...

    I think my husband wouldn't mind trying to survive on nuts for a week of two. I don't think it would be good for long periods of time. But I think if all you had was nuts to begin with, until you...
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    My husband's family used to go camping up on Mt....

    My husband's family used to go camping up on Mt. Mitchell in North Carolina. He said quite often they often closed roads leading to the higher elevations. If you were between two higher elevations,...
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    I homeschool my boys. My husband's really more...

    I homeschool my boys. My husband's really more into the hunting/fishing/camping/survival than I am. I can do it, I just prefer my "creature" comforts. I think having my kids learn to prepare for an...
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    In 1993 we had a snow storm that knocked out the...

    In 1993 we had a snow storm that knocked out the power for 3 weeks. Luckily we lived in my mother-in-law's front yard. She had gas heat and a gas stove. We slept at our house with a kerosene heater,...
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