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    Great read sir!

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    Wow, really great post... thank you. I've been primitive camping for a long time and went camping alone for the first time at the age of 12... BUT I've still not had to reallllly survive out there on my own for an indeterminate amount of time. I've got a lot to learn and feel pretty intimidated. This helps!
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    I"ve been at it all my life, and I'd need a rifle, a lot of traps, non-hybrid seeds, a lot of netting, a lot of hooks and line, and a lot of rations to get me thru til I could jerk a lot of meat and gather a lot of nuts, berries, rhisomes, seeds, etc, and get the crops producing. Greens, with rare exceptions, just dont provide much in the way of sustenance. There has to be a lot of them, in a small area, for you to get back more calories than you burn while harvesting and processing them.

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    All that sounds "lazy"
    people are just lazy. Too lazy to do the research and find OUT how third worlders survive
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    Building a fire without tools is one thing. Purifying water without any tools is where it gets really tricky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-rawls View Post
    Building a fire without tools is one thing. Purifying water without any tools is where it gets really tricky.
    It is possible though.
    “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-rawls View Post
    It is possible though.
    Do tell......
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    Instigator, yep that was the word I was looking for, instigator.
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    Hello, i just want to share with you all this store , they give a good tool for free , i just get mines today . NOTHING TO SEE HERE FOLKS. MOVE ALONG. JUST ANOTHER SPAMMER.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-rawls View Post
    It is possible though.
    Best bet with out tools is to boil water with hot rocks, either in a hollowed out Log, or in a rock crevasse, or failing all that in your hat.
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    Great info. You nailed it

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    I'm new here, so I might as well make a splash.......

    1. How much knowledge do you have? You should know how to perform the following tasks in all kinds of environments. - Uh, common sense should be #1

    1a. How to build expedient shelters.
    1b. Create fire with no tools or tools you create yourself in the wilderness.
    1c. Know where to find water and how to purify it.
    1d. Basic land navigation.
    1e. Basic psychology of survival.
    1f. Basic first aid.
    1g. Be able to identify plants in your area. Both poisonous and edible.
    1h. Understand weather signs.
    1i. Basics of trapping and snaring.
    1j. How to build expedient tools and weapons.
    1k. Basics of signaling.
    1l. How to prioritize needs.

    I guess the intent here is to return to civilization..... yuck. THE #1 skill set needed is to assess your situation. Winter/Cold climate needs fire first, Desert needs water, etc. Shelter is always near the top of the list for numerous reasons including shade. Digging and indian well will be your best source of clean water except in the desert. Rain water should be gathered and cherished. ALWAYS have the mentality that you own it.

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    Welcome home. I'm guessing you didn't actually read the thread. Like the very first post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Welcome home. I'm guessing you didn't actually read the thread. Like the very first post?
    Oh golly geeze, I thought I did. Did I miss something?

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    Better than being an alternate me in this universe I guess.

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    Rick, aside from the normal hunting/fishing, fire skills, what do you think would be an extremely valuable skill to have in the wild?

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    I can make it by with just a knife if I have to.
    skills are valuable as is knowledge...
    but given choice full 10cs kit and some rations!!
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    The purpose of the post was to address all those folks that come on here wanting to venture out into the wild with nothing. No kit, no skills. We used to get one or two a week. Fortunately, that craze has slowed down a bit. I hesitate to say it has died off but maybe it...they...did. All the things listed in the first post are required to some extent if you wish to venture out into the wild and live with nothing but your wits. As to an extremely valuable skill, that is pretty much dependent upon the environment you are in and is certainly open to argument.

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