posted on Oct, 4 2005 @ 10:20 AM
Hoping I chose the right forum to place this;
I have always been an outdoors person - hiking, camping, ect. The last few years, I have studied and/or practiced outdoors living more extensively,
such as foraging, trapping, finding water, you know - the nature survival thing. I think learning earth skills is important as well as taking care of
It comes in handy since I help teach in cub/boy scouting, but I am also learning just in case it's needed in the future. My family and I have eaten
many different wild plants, we made dandelion wine, drinking water from anything using the sun, cordage, basket making and other fun things. I know if
there were ever a 'Katrina' here, we would not be in any superdome hoping for handout help.
It is easier to survive a situation if you are part of a group, though. This would give everyone a specific task, like shelter building, foraging,
hunting, food prep, water, ect. making it easier to live somewhat better than if solo.
My question is this - Are there survival groups across the US that one can join for that 'just in case' event? If so, how do you find them? Where
are they? If there was a natural or man-made disaster, I for one will not be in a FEMA camp, I will be fending for myself and my family. It would be
easier to join a group. It would also be good if a group got together and practiced these types of things a couple times a year - and not just
survival skills, but taking care of earth too.
If there are not any of these types of groups in my area, I was considering starting one myself. IF, big if, something was to happen, I am ready with
my kit and field guides packed. I would just like to think that going with a small group would make life easier.
[edit on 4-10-2005 by godservant]