Originally posted by undercoverchef
These SAS type survival programs/books are all very well if what you want is excitement... and they will teach you how to survive... but if you want
to enjoy your life long term you will need to learn the bushcraft/skills of our ancestors...
SAS type programs/books always assumes that you have modern knife/clothing etc... but what if your blade breaks? what happens when your windproof
matches run out?? when your clothes tear???
We need to know how to start from scratch... and the best way to do this is to look at our ancient past
I could'nt agree more undercoverchef.
I, like many others here began my survival interest/training in the forces. however a lot of this training (not all) relies on equipment in survival
kits carried in vehicles, or like you say, good kit to assist you in your survival.
I don't think thats always a bad thing, i mean any help in a survival situation is welcome. What becomes dangerous is when people become complacent
with regards to the basics. You hit the nail on the head exactly when you said, "What if your blade breaks? What if the clothes rip?"
The flint tools were indeed great. In fact, anyone who has used flint as a blade will know that they can often be better than a knife for sharpness.
Theres an abundance of flint in most places, yet most people only go out with one knife, and often a crap knife at that.
Ray Mears adds the history of our ancestors to his survival programmes which makes them fascinating. It's good to have a reminder that survival
has'nt just been around since Crododile Dubdee!