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  1. Thread: 550 paracord

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    Is this the same as parachute chord? If so I saw...

    Is this the same as parachute chord? If so I saw one of those survivor show guys using this stuff to repel down 60 feet of rock the other day.
  2. Thread: Whistles

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    I'm not always the best with abbreviations so...

    I'm not always the best with abbreviations so I'll probably remember before tomorrow, but what is a SAK?
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    I don't know. Humans have ruined their fair...

    I don't know. Humans have ruined their fair share of camping trips. (Especially the ones complaining about everything). :rolleyes:
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    Please note: not all roots of all plants are...

    Please note: not all roots of all plants are edible. Chris is only stating that not all parts of a plant are neccesarily poisonous. Also, not all poisonous plants are poisonous year round. ...
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    Oops. I had meant to tell you about that. (it...

    Oops. I had meant to tell you about that. (it not working). Glad to see you got it up and running though.
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    Also, pit traps are safer and easier to make than...

    Also, pit traps are safer and easier to make than deadfalls. The only difference is that you don't put sharp sticks in the bottom. This has the added benefit of being much less likely to kill...
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    Its sad but she's right (Bowcatz I mean). ...

    Its sad but she's right (Bowcatz I mean). Unfortunately most Americans have no clue what is going on in the rest of the world because most of us have cushy lives and have grown complacent and...
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    In most situations... People.

    In most situations... People.
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    Yeah, I agree. One of the pastors at my church...

    Yeah, I agree. One of the pastors at my church was in some water, fell down and started panicking. He says he thought he was going to drown until some kid yelled at him, "Stand up!" He was in...
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    Meat = muscle. (Unless of course you like to eat...

    Meat = muscle. (Unless of course you like to eat fat). More specifically most meat is skeletal muscle though some folks eat smooth muscle (Chitlins and liver being the first that come to mind) and...
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    Ah, I'm part Chippewa. Depending on who you ask...

    Ah, I'm part Chippewa. Depending on who you ask I'm either 1/8 or 1/16. Unfortunately my family has a real bad habit of disowning people for trivial things and that side of the family doesn't talk...
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    If you don't mind my asking, who would your...

    If you don't mind my asking, who would your ancestors be? Or do you mean your parents/grandparents?
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    By that I mean, the deadfall traps kill people...

    By that I mean, the deadfall traps kill people just as easily as other things.
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    In what manner do you mean good idea? Does the...

    In what manner do you mean good idea? Does the trap work? Yes. Its a very old trap and you can even find it somewhere on this site I believe. It is called a deadfall trap. It works best on...
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    The best natural bow strings are made from sinew...

    The best natural bow strings are made from sinew (animal muscles). So generally speaking if you want a bow of any strength you have to kill something first to make the bow string. (So make a spear...
  16. Thread: snakes

    by Minwaabi
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    I'm not a medical professional like thinkfree3,...

    I'm not a medical professional like thinkfree3, but if I'm not mistaken there are three types of antivenin in use for critters in North America. One for the black widow, one for the coral snakes,...
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    I live in Michigan.

    I live in Michigan.
  18. Thread: snakes

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    Yeah, its a good idea to have a guidebook on...

    Yeah, its a good idea to have a guidebook on venomous animals, and plants. There are lots of snakes and plants that are poisonous, with snakes being the more dangerous of the two (assuming you don't...
  19. Thread: Water

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    You generally don't find charcoal in the wild,...

    You generally don't find charcoal in the wild, you make it. Burn some thick wood partially and you have charcoal (well primarily charcoal). This is not idea charcoal for much of anything but it...
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    I keep most of that stuff in the car. I've got a...

    I keep most of that stuff in the car. I've got a tent and blankets among other things. (Most of my friends just think I'm nuts, especially in the summer when I have bows and arrows, rifles, rafts,...
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    Excluding medical emergencies, I have never been...

    Excluding medical emergencies, I have never been in any emergency situation at home. However, I have been on the water in very rough seas that were too big for our fishing boat and I have been...
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    Check out...

    Check out http://www.wildernessdrum.com/html/survival_schools.html . It has a list of survival schools arranged by state, just scroll down the page until you get to states. He also recommends some...
  23. Thread: Protein

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    Drying fruits and vegetables does cause them to...

    Drying fruits and vegetables does cause them to last for longer periods of time, but without refrigeration you are still only looking at keeping them for a month at a time usually. Of course that...
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    Don't forget to update those meds. Most have an...

    Don't forget to update those meds. Most have an expiration date just like food does and some are less forgiving than food. I know I for one am bad about keeping things up to date. I just don't use...
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    Also Chris has a great idea there. Suppose we...

    Also Chris has a great idea there. Suppose we are cut off from the sun for 4 or 5 years. (Either by nuclear winter, volcanic winter, or the dust cloud from an asteroid or comet impacting the...
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