posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 06:45 AM
Misoir, I see what your saying. It is going to be harder than you think. From the way you have responded so far, it sounds like you are still in the
learning of basic skills process. There is so much to learn if you are serious about something like this and you should not partake unless you are
very comfortable in your skills. I have attempted this sort of things many times.
Every time, I have realized that it is a little naive to plan as if I am going to dive directly in to survival lifestyle, just dropping all of my
tech. I am very comfortable with my survival skills, I have gone long periods of time using them but unless you have done something like this a few
times, you may be surprised at just how tough it is.....
So, how do you plan on 'testing' your water, or how do you plan to clean it? In order to get to a safe, clean water supply without the use of tech,
you will find that your gonna be walking a few days in to the bush before you find such water. So, given that, do you really want to be that far away
from Civ just in case something does happen?
Say it does take two days to find good water. What are you doing until then, where is your tech going to be then? After a two day walk without water,
you will be ready to come home.
What level of tech are you talking bout? Paleolithic? Iron? It sounds to me like you are wanting to try ultra primitive paleolithic. Do you intend on
traveling like this too? If so, you will likely be walking. Where will you get water?
I have done periods of time in paleolithic survivalist mode but generally like to keep a couple things around when I am doing this sort of thing.
Do yourself a favor and get a water filter. Your experience will be just as 'primitively' pleasurable, the other option is having an extremely high
probability of getting giardia, and that could likely destroy your experience.
If you plan ahead, and know that you are going to a place with potable water than I say go for it but, if you are traveling or unsure where you will
be, do your body a favor and get a filter.
So, Misoir, what is your level of experience with survival skills? Can you walk down a city block and find food growing to eat or thats medicinal? If
you cant than you will never make it in the forest. Have you gone through the entire process of making cordage? if not how do you intend on making
fire? How long does it take you to make fire without a spark? Do you know how to dress game? Have you ever been stuck in the rain for days without
anywhere to go? Do you always eat to get full? Must you always eat to get full? In a survival situation your belly will likely never be full, can you
If you could not answer yes to all of those questions than you have a big surprise or a lot of practice waiting ahead of you.