posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 05:47 PM
I agree with yarcofin. I did exactly the same thing, when i wanted to learn how to make a fire with a fire bow i just read about it, made one and
practiced. I did it in my back garden, manicured as it was at the time, the setting doesn't matter.
I learnt to make a shelter by reading abut it (i was about 8) then going to the local woods and making one.
I've learnt abut growing plants simply because my parents always did and so i was around it my entire life, but i can say now that "seed packet
gardening" is a great way to start. Buy some seeds, read the directions on the pack and plant them, hoenstly it's a great feeling to grow your own
There are a lot of people who read the books and never go out and do it becuase they think reading about it is enough to prepare them. Don't fall
into that trap, just read all you can and practice the technique until you are very proficient at it. Currently i'm learning about all the different
lashings and knots you need for various circumstances. My memory for this kind of thing is awful so i've been practicing and practicing and trying to
make it a part of muscle memory.
Just practice and you'll have it down in no time, my adice would be to start with fire lighting. It's tricky but only takes a couple of hours a day
to learn at most. In two days you'll be able to start a fire with nothing more than sticks and a shoelace and feel seriously proud of yourself.
Best of luck.