posted on Mar, 17 2010 @ 06:17 PM
Originally posted by TheRedneck
reply to post by freebourn
I know it because I lived it.
Oh, if I had a nickel for every time I heard that...
Since you are suggesting this to others, I think it is only appropriate to ask: where and when have you lived this? Were you isolated? What modern
advantages did you have? Transportation? Weapons? Who was with you?
What you are suggesting is possible, but highly improbable for anyone who has not gone through something similar. I have, as I said, lived without
many of the social advantages for most of my life. I can raise chickens, livestock, hunt, fish, grow crops, make emergency repairs, and I am very
well-versed in electrical power systems. I can and have made fire with two sticks and a shoelace. I can make traps out of the local saplings and
vines. I know what I can and cannot eat around here, and pretty much know where to go to get it. I used to, in my youth, wander up into this mountain
and live for days at a time all on my own (and enjoyed it immensely, btw). And yet, I am not sure I could survive this little expedition you are
advocating. I have yet to actually fend off a tiger barehanded.
And even if you can, can the others responding to you survive it?
Well, I'm obviously not as skilled as yourself, a person who has lived a long period of time and learnt the ways of handeling your self in the
But 2 monthes of my journey I have lived on a deserted cove with 2 ppl, just off the land.
And it was an amazing experience.
I learnt to make my own shelter and light a fire with basically nothing.
But there is much more to it, and I know that.
This is why we need more skilled people on board.
I'm not trying to make myself sound like some expert survivalist, but I believe that with a strong will you can acomplish anything.
And none of us can fend off a tiger, but we cannot also fend off a truck running us over...
There are dangers in city life aswell as in nature-life.
Its just scary if you choose to make it scary.
Basically we will choose a spot which is the safest we can find in any aspect.
And we will try to stay in group all the time.
Such tactics are allways good.
1 ATSer is already on board.
Feel free to U2U me with your messenger details.