reply to post by Sonya610
I wasn't referring to sex predators or serial killers.
I was talking about survival in a hostile environment, how many people that you just met, be they male or female, would you trust with your life? How
many would risk their necks for you, in case of an accident?
That was why I recommended professional survival organizations, with years of establish reputation. An since she lives in Oxford, some of the best in
the world are just a few miles away from her home...
There are so many agencies out there that offer "survival in the wild" vacations that you don't kneed to go "out into the woods" with strangers
that, in the best case scenario, know as much about survival then I do about knitting.
With a professional organization you have all the benefits and few of the risks:
-You wont risk meeting some deranged people that could harm you, or at least no give a damn if you happen to have an accident...
-You wont meet a bunch of urban depresses idiots that will give up after the first night out and go running back to their hotels...
-You wont meet a bunch of adventure seekers that know as much about survival then you do and that, not only are incapable of teaching you anything,
but will probably get you lost, hurt or killed due to their ignorance.
-You will get a full, and rewarding, experience with some of the worlds best survival teachers, thus really learning how to survive off the land.
-You will have access to fast emergency services in case something should go wrong, and let's face sometime it does. You also have medical insurance,
when purchasing said vacation (it's always useful in case of an injury that requires hospitalization).
-You will, at least in her case, since she lives in Oxford, learn all about the fauna and flora of your "backyard", the place you will be if
something happens and you need to survive. Let's face it, it's almost useless to take a survival course in Sweden if you happen to live in Mexico.
You kneed a survival course in a place with a similar ecosystem to the won where you will most probably be if the proverbial sh** hits the fan.
Above all, you need a party of people that know much more then you do, otherwise it's not survivalist, it's a camping trip, at best, where everybody
starts leaving with the first mosquito bites........
Stay safe, learn from the pros!