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    I've thankfully never been in that situation where I was lost in the wild.

    But, be sure to pack plenty of water, food and bear spray..
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    They have a lots of bears in Texas?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    They have a lots of bears in Texas?


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    They have a large population of Gummy Bears

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    I am sure we are about to be told that they have bigger bears, and more of them, in Texas than any place in the world.

    I can't imagine that gummy bear reference sliding by unnoticed by he who knows all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrat
    I can't imagine that gummy bear reference sliding by unnoticed by he who knows all
    Oh what the heck. I'll let it slide by...but just this once.

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    Well, since Rick is letting it slide by.....I suppose I will too (he who knows almost all).
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Well, since Rick is letting it slide by.....I suppose I will too (he who knows almost all).
    Yeah, but what if I told you that I KNEW that both of you would let it slide. Hmmm?

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    I knew you were going to post that. I just knew it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batch View Post
    Yeah, but what if I told you that I KNEW that both of you would let it slide. Hmmm?
    Yeah, but what if I told y'all that I KNEW, That YOU KNEW, that all, y'all would let it slide.....
    But as this is a bare discussion,(get it bare....) I thinking that the last vote still hasn't been heard or counted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batch View Post
    Yeah, but what if I told you that I KNEW that both of you would let it slide. Hmmm?
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I knew you were going to post that. I just knew it!
    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Yeah, but what if I told y'all that I KNEW, That YOU KNEW, that all, y'all would let it slide.....
    But as this is a bare discussion,(get it bare....) I thinking that the last vote still hasn't been heard or counted.
    I almost knew that.
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    Those Texan G bears are hard to hunt! They are small and hard to hit, so they just grab them and eat them!

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    Luckily I've been working on this since I was little. If not, I would have been too old to pull off solo survival for more than a month and certainly not north of the mid-Atlantic States. There is a progression of skills that allow one to wean themselves off of big box dependency, but it takes years and a network of mentors in plants, tracking, awareness, hunting, trapping, fishing, storing meat, making bows, arrows, pottery, etc. Don't get me wrong, it is a blast, but it is also a journey. At my age now, I'm glad for the network of skilled practitioners helping in gathering and processing the wild rice, acorns, and meat to get through the winter here in Maine. I would start with all the gear to provide for comfortable shelter, water, fire, and food, and slowly work one of those elements at a time until you can get it off the landscape. Be sure to also bring a buddy. Technology is good, but a far distant second to seasonal awareness, skills, and community. By hybridizing the best of our modern tech and materials along with our ancestral know how and community, re-integration into a more sustainable model of living with the landscape, while hard work, is certainly an honorable and rewarding thing to strive for. -Much Respect.

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    Great post. Personally, I'd much rather choose knowledge over any fancy piece of survival equipment. Knowledge will feed and keep you safe indefinitely. Fancy tools will only take you so far.
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    Great post as in all 192 of them?
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    Awsome post! Personally I think learning new skills is a great hobby to do with family and friends. And if you use that time to teach others, you get much better at it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Great post as in all 192 of them?
    and it only took 7 years

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    Zactly.........
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    Have you guys let another formerly banned member in under a new name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by davgonz90 View Post
    Great post. Personally, I'd much rather choose knowledge over any fancy piece of survival equipment. Knowledge will feed and keep you safe indefinitely. Fancy tools will only take you so far.
    Yes. Indeed. That right there.
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    That depends,
    Being prepared is a great thing and if you can have an emergency kit in your car or other on you and you get stranded great
    as for what is in that kit, that can fall into the main things that you need to cover to survive out there,
    also generally you dont ever really want to stay Out there too long you generally want to get rescued or find your way out.
    The most important things you want to cover in kits are:
    * cutting tool (knife/axe/saw)
    *cordage (550 paracord/bank line)
    *container (something to hold water and to boil it.)
    *cover (shelter unless you can build a shelter)
    *combustion device (ferro rod/lighter,etc)

    The main things I would take that could get me by for 3-5 days:
    1. fixed blade knife
    2.water bottle Stainless steel
    3. Ferro rod
    4. Paracord woven up as my sling for the water bottle.
    the rest you can make or find easily. c

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