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    Sticky: I love berries, here in Oregon there is just...

    I love berries, here in Oregon there is just about any berry you can imagine and as a little kid I would walk along trails and eat berries until I was full. I can't get enough of them and love jam...
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    Lean-to's are ok and the easiest to build but the...

    Lean-to's are ok and the easiest to build but the best is usually something you can find and use in the geography. I actually have heard of the leaves in the garbage bags thing and I have heard it...
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    Hmm that's pretty interesting. I'll have to try...

    Hmm that's pretty interesting. I'll have to try to build my own, but I might make some changes to the boat to make it better (Longer, more payload, storage bins). If I ever get around to it and it...
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    I've learned flintknapping from a professional....

    I've learned flintknapping from a professional. He does it for a living and can make a perfect arrowhead in just a few minutes. I've only had a couple lessons from him but I can't make an arrowhead...
  5. I've actually used this method to cook a whole...

    I've actually used this method to cook a whole pig for a neighborhood celebration. It took about 4 guys an hour to construct the whole thing and get the fire going and it was a real hit. Everyone...
  6. Thread: Whistles

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    I carry a storm whistle in my pack when I go...

    I carry a storm whistle in my pack when I go climbing, or in my pocket when I'm hiking. you may snicker at it but it can save your life if you're ever lost. The human voice doesn't travel well in a...
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    This man speaks the truth. If you are serious...

    This man speaks the truth. If you are serious about edible plants you should find a nature course that will point this stuff out to you on a hike or whatnot. You can probably go to an REI or similar...
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    Sticky: Bow drills and friction fires are VERY difficult...

    Bow drills and friction fires are VERY difficult to make. I wouldn't expect to be succesful on your first couple of tries and it can make a grown man in good shape extremely tired trying. I've been...
  9. Thread: snakes

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    Yeah, I've encountered dogs that have gotten bit...

    Yeah, I've encountered dogs that have gotten bit and even died from snakes. They are just too curious for their own good. They will sniff damn near anything which usually gets them bit, sprayed by a...
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    Sticky: I can do it pretty much all the time in all...

    I can do it pretty much all the time in all weather, It took me a good couple of days to get good with it. It's definitely something you have to practice at and likely don't be good at right away....
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    Yes, it would be the same stuff. Many people use...

    Yes, it would be the same stuff. Many people use it to repel to demonstrate an emergency and in all likely hood you won't die but I wouldn't reccomend it. It's not rated for climbing which is why...
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    I don't know if I would trust the stuff for...

    I don't know if I would trust the stuff for repelling unless it was really and emergency. I'm sure you could get away with it but I wouldn't doubt you'd get hurt eventually. It's really not meant for...
  13. Thread: snakes

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    Yeah, I wasn't trying to deminish the danger of a...

    Yeah, I wasn't trying to deminish the danger of a snake bite, I was simply implying if you could learn safety for one of the two, personally I would pick the plants.

    Anyways the thing about the...
  14. Thread: snakes

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    Actually depending on your area I would say...

    Actually depending on your area I would say poisonous plants is more of a concern. Getting sick in the wilderness can be pretty serious and you have a way higher chance of running into the plants...
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    They are dangerous since they can kill others so...

    They are dangerous since they can kill others so I wouldn't reccomend using them unless it was very very necessary, and if you can make one of those you could easily make a better trap so you...
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    Scariest moment?

    What was the scariest moment for you in the wilderness? Whether you thought you were going to die or you thought someone else was hurt or what? Mine was falling off a steep cliff type hill. I rolled...
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    Well I guess what I was implying when I said...

    Well I guess what I was implying when I said muscle I meant a lot of highly used muscle. It's very stringy and tough, as opposed to cattle who's meat is usually pretty soft in comparison. Sorry for...
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    I've never tried bear but I've always wanted too....

    I've never tried bear but I've always wanted too. I can't imagine it would be very good, bears have so much muscle I couldn't imagine it being very good to eat, but I'd like to experience it atleast...
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    If weather permits I wouldn't worry about it too...

    If weather permits I wouldn't worry about it too much. Tourist spots have a lot of people around usually and most of the time rangers. So just sit still and conserve your resources. If it gets bad...
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    I would make a spear. You can get much more...

    I would make a spear. You can get much more accuracy from that than any bow (unless of course you put some time into it and are experienced with bow making). The arrows you produce may not fly...
  21. Not at home, I've ran into some situations in the...

    Not at home, I've ran into some situations in the wilderness that could have gotten ugly fast but all the earthquakes at home have been very mild and we literally have no natural disasters around...
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    Figure 4 deadfalls are probably the easiest (Just...

    Figure 4 deadfalls are probably the easiest (Just make sure not to hurt you hand while you make them) and work in most areas unlike some traps which require vines or some sort of rope (which you...
  23. Thread: Water

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    There are a lot of cool small water filter...

    There are a lot of cool small water filter contraptions you can pick up from REI or a similar store. They all work very well but they take up vital space for long backpack trips. I carry them...
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