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originally posted by: Brotherman
Its edited for tv, depending in your training and physical conditioning you can do some things differently. Remember though first and foremost the show is meant to entertain before educate. Read Bears Wiki profile, apparently he's the real deal.
originally posted by: Curious69
a reply to: Death_Kron
How smart is it to cross a icy stream with your all your gear on, its getting wet you know and wont keep you warm anymore.
stopping to eat every 2 minutes? well if he is so lucky to find anything edible every 2 minutes, maybe its the magic of editing that makes it look that way,he's not in the wild for just 1 hour you know?
and im pretty sure that he knows what is poisonous and safe to eat, its not like he's munching on poison evy, and insects are eaten many places they are stuffed with protein, and raw flesh are also eaten many places he proberbly get something to kill the parasites that can be in such meat when he returns home, besides its a survival show not master chef.
Climbing to a high vantage point is a chance you take to get home the fastest/safest route, stepping out of bed in the morning is a risk of injury, not knowing where you are going makes you risk having to cross streams/climb walls or having to eat critters for many more days than needed.
if you need really water one of the last resorts is to drink your own piss. brakkish water or water downstream from where a dead animal lies can be deadly, but those issues have been spoken of in the series, it takes a good portion of thirst to squeese the water out of elefant dung and drink it even if its safe.
To me you sound like a armchair survivalist im sure that your coaching skills are superiour to the amateurs in nfl or whatever sport you follow, i know your type.
originally posted by: JacKatMtn
a reply to: Death_Kron
I don't get someone who embraces taking risks... we all may have to, but, if properly trained and familiar with the basics of self reliance, a comfortable understanding of nature in our area, most of those risks can be totally avoided...
There's a reason why I don't live in a desert, jungle etc.... that's a difficult life...
I like the resources I have available here in the Shenandoah valley, should crap hit the fan....
I try each year to learn more about my surroundings, and how they can help me in an emergency scenario..
We get plenty of opportunities, with the weather, be it summer winter fall or spring, when our comfort of electricity, road travel, water becomes a challenge....
Preparation is the key, knowing your environment, and understanding how to do without comforts... and ride out the outages...
I think that would apply to folks across the land, know the risks, know the potential limitations of your conveniences no matter the area of the globe urine..