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Survival, and survival Courses

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posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 08:20 PM

Not all of us here have the benefits of living in a rural area, Or having grown up around either farm life or wilderness.

Many probably have no practical gun experience (hunting in the wild as opposed to shooting at a range)

Some may not have had even the most rudimentary experience in any of these areas of survival.

So this is my question, What if any are good survival/wilderness courses, Does any one have exp with these? can anyone give examples of a good course from personal experience?

Myself I have minimum handgun training, I also have several first aid and survival books downloaded (working through reading them) into a pda I have with a solar charger.

Beyond that I am sure many of us are willing to learn but lacking practical skills, SO any recommendations on this? (short of joining the armed service to get survival skills)

posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 08:21 PM
I am looking at right now but dont see anything on hunting or handgun/rifle use.

posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 08:25 PM
heres an example of a course

Subtopic / Lessons

PM - Orientation, Transport to and establish camp
Camp Hygiene & Knife Safety
AM - Priorities of Survival
PM - Thermodynamics: Dressing appropriately for the wilderness, Sleeping warmly, Campsite selection

AM - Thermodynamics: External heat sources
PM - Friction Fires: Bow drill, hand drill, fire-plough, fire saw.
AM - Friction Fires: Review & more learning.
PM - Shelter: Single person shelters: tarps, lean-to's, lodges
AM - Water: Finding & Purifying, Conserving & Containing
PM - Food: Edible & Medicinal plants

AM - Hunting: Trapping, Tracking & Other Options
PM - Tools:: Rabbitsticks, Rocks, & Slings
AM - Lithics: Turning rocks into knives
PM - Review of Week 1
Week Two

The second week of Primitive Living Skills will begin with a Solo Phase. Placed in your own solo site, you will put your skills to the test and enjoy some solitude.

Once Solo ends students return to the basecamp and build upon the skills covered during Week One. The second week will culminate in a Group Expedition Phase. Students will use the tools, gear and foods prepared to travel to a specific destination.

posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 09:48 PM
I would suggest watching the # out of Survivorman. He shows you all of that. Watch it and then practice what he showed you.

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