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Originally posted by CX
I'm not talking about the art of surviving, for as we know that would easily be traced back to the start of human exsistance. As long as there have been people on this planet, they have needed to survive at the absoloute basic levels.
I mean the survivalism as we know it. They way it is talked about here on the forum and across the net.
I'm 36, and have always been interested in survival/bushrcaft type subjects, but growing up i just can't remember hearing much about it.
I used to collect my weekly copy of Combat and Survival as a kid, and now and again i would get my hands on an issue of Soldier of Fortune which had some survival articles in it. As for the groups though, i never used to hear about them.
I am interested in what you know about the history of survival. I think it's important to know the background regarding this kind of thing, as it brings respect to those that may have had to use survival as a means to get through incredibly tough times. In turn, we learn from this.
Do you think the term "survival" in the US goes hand in hand with the whole malitia thing and The Constitution?
Is it just a way of life depending on your lifestyle and living conditions?
I won't deny it, i have the luxury of being able to prepare, learn and practice survival skills without actualy having to depend on them. For some here in more isolated areas in the US, maybe it's a case of you having to hunt/apply survival skills or you go hungry?
Originally posted by DataWraith
Think I'd have to disagree with all of you's. Suvivalism has been going on since the stonge-age, Man had a shelter or a cave and minimal food supplies, then as either adverse weather or other tribes came along , they'd simply 'up stakes' and move to another location, also depending on local animal migrations , they'd probably follow the herd for food, before learning how to farm.