posted on Dec, 15 2006 @ 04:14 PM
I guess many people here have seen the website "43 things". It's a website, even a community where you basicaly write down 43 things that you would
love to do, learn or experience. You do them, tick them off your list, tell people about it then move on to the next one. Thus your life is enriched
and more experienced.
In the world of bushcraft/survival there are probably a lot of people who have never done half the things they discuss or ask about here. Maybe they
are just interested in the subject of survival rather than actualy doing it, or maybe they don't live in the kind of environment where they can
practice these things?
So for those here who have never tried any basic survival tips, how about making a concerted effort to giving these things a go? How about "10
things" that would help you no end if you were caught short in the middle of nowhere for a few days? Master these ten things then move on.
Whether you tell people here about your achievements, or keep them to yourself, lets think of a few starters that people could try.
Don't just Google them and read about them, actualy go and do it. In your backyard or the woods, or in more extreme environments if you wish, go make
that shelter from scratch, go skin and prepare that rabbit for the pot!
A good start would be something like...
1. Make a shelter.
2. Start a fire (preferably using natural resources).
3. Spend one whole day and night in the wilderness (well it's a start! )
4. Learn how to find natural food and safe water.
5. Learn how to make and use an animal trap.
6. Learn how to navigate with and without a map and compass.
7. Make a useable bow and arrow from scratch.
8. Learn at least five good knots that will be of use in the wild.
9. Learn a couple of basic distress signals.
10. Teach at least one other person one of your new skills!
So whether it's as a total beginner you are doing this, or as someone brushing up skills whilst having fun with the kids at the weekend, why not give
it a go?