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  1. Thread: Hammock?

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    [QUOTE=crashdive123;429576]Aren't you doing what...

    [QUOTE=crashdive123;429576]Aren't you doing what you accused somebody else of doing? Take a look at the post again - what it said to me is that he thought it was too heavy for backpacking. There...
  2. Thread: Hammock?

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    Let's see ,canvas is good if you don't have to...

    Let's see ,canvas is good if you don't have to carry it,great for boats,porches and car camping!.......Pehaps the poster meant canvas is good,but embarrassing if you carry it.My point is and will be...
  3. Thread: Hammock?

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    [QUOTE=finallyME;429532]Canvas is good, if you...

    [QUOTE=finallyME;429532]Canvas is good, if you don't have to carry it. Great for boats, and porches, and car camping.[/QUOTE
    Your not thinking light weight canvas,canvas used for hammocks weigh...
  4. Thread: Hammock?

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    I will post pics when I break it out of...

    I will post pics when I break it out of storage.The tarps are white canvas,painters lay them on the floor while painting walls and ceilings mostly.They come in larger sizes,but the 4' wide is perfect...
  5. Thread: Hammock?

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    I couldn't afford the nice hammocks,and didn't...

    I couldn't afford the nice hammocks,and didn't trust the cheap net ones,so I made mine.I purchased a 4x12' painters tarp from harbor freight,I then cut 3' off,making it 4'x9 '.I learned to roll and...
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    I can only speak for myself,but building a fire...

    I can only speak for myself,but building a fire on the spur of the moment has been something I have practiced for years.I also have explored methods of preserving fish for later consumption,but I'm...
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    Testing yourself before hand.

    The best time to work out glitches is before it matters.I decided to test my abilitys and see if I could feed myself if I was empty handed.I went to one of our local lakes and began a scavenger...
  8. Thread: Spear fishing

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    I don't believe I said you used tanks,I don't...

    I don't believe I said you used tanks,I don't have a problem with folks either way.I was leading up to a making a survival point for anyone interested in a way to fetch a meal without having to get...
  9. Thread: Spear fishing

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    I guess I look at things with survival...

    I guess I look at things with survival goggles.Spear fishing with tanks takes that a different direction,at least in my thinking.That said,for anyone wanting to supply themselves with food without...
  10. Thread: Making a Bow

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    I have been building hunting self bows for 20...

    I have been building hunting self bows for 20 years,Osage like many have stated is without a doubt the best wood.If I were starting out,I would go with ash,hickory ( back of bow is just under the...
  11. Thread: Turkey calls

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    Not trying to be funny,but there is no one...

    Not trying to be funny,but there is no one answer,opinions will play a large roll in the answer.With that said,I have turkey hunted many seasons,using many different calls with good success.One day I...
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    That's why I suggested getting off the beaten...

    That's why I suggested getting off the beaten path and locate the forgotten areas.Frogs are your environmental indicators,whatever is going on in the water,frogs will tell you.If you do decide to eat...
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    You will get pretty hungry the first year...

    You will get pretty hungry the first year gardening what you will eat.Like one poster said,crops all come at different times.You live on your previous years garden( canning/ freezing/ drying) while...
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    The Indians would float bushel gourds in small...

    The Indians would float bushel gourds in small impoundments for several weeks untill the ducks would become accustomed to them floating around.After a few weeks,they would cut eye holes in the gourds...
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    I think the point I'm getting at is,the masses do...

    I think the point I'm getting at is,the masses do not have any plan.The masses do not worry,they are not of any mindset other than keeping a three day supply of water and hamburger helper.Sure every...
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    I can see the tire trap being a good one and not...

    I can see the tire trap being a good one and not be noticed.I hope we never need to exercise survival techniques because we a forced to,but it would be foolish to think it will never happen.My motto...
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    Well to each his own,just remember everything you...

    Well to each his own,just remember everything you can just in case a scenario you didn't think would happen did.As far as fish traps catching only fish,you need to experiment a bit more.On countless...
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    I think you are missing my point,I also believe...

    I think you are missing my point,I also believe folks think too big when we talk survival.I have purposely started conversations( acting as if I was inquiring and naive) just to feel out others...
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    Surviving by the water.

    In all my gettings,I have gotten wisdom,not by my own doings,but by listening to the wise.A wise person once told me,a person can eat well when eating from the water.I will never forget that tidbit...
  20. You are supposed to cut off the portion you want...

    You are supposed to cut off the portion you want to cook,then rinse the meat in cool water to extract as much salty flavor as you need.
  21. Look at it this way,where could I go and not...

    Look at it this way,where could I go and not starve? The big cities will always feed you,dumpsters are food factories.If you like chicken,pigeons are abundant and overly easy to snag and stuff in...
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    Dragging up an older post,but this has always...

    Dragging up an older post,but this has always been a thorn in my side.1st I like watching survival shows,but I betcha not for the same reasons as the majority do.I could care less about the shock...
  23. The one thing that caused me to re think living primitive.

    I made sure I have the skills needed,I spent time setting myself up for my great escape into the wilderness.I went as far as to map out a dropfoff point,where only myself would know.I formulated a...
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    You are correct,boogers are Gods gift for...

    You are correct,boogers are Gods gift for survival fish bait.It only takes one to get you started!
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    Whitehorse,you are correct,I will give one more...

    Whitehorse,you are correct,I will give one more hint that should give it away.Hint- you can't get kids to eat brussesprouts,but they will freely eat these.
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