posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 01:10 AM
Originally posted by Shadowalker
Some real deal knowledge. (And no its not coming from me. its an accumulation that is field tested from many sources. No one has that many lifetimes
to put it all together.I know I certainly didnt. I researched and then tested)
Rule of 3s:
3 minutes without air.
3 days without water.
3 weeks without food.
Add to this:
3 months before major violence begins to subside.
3 years before towns and cities with order re-establish
Most real survivalists go back to the beginning with flint knapping. This ensures they can function from nothing. But in truth, there was an age
before stone that no evidence exists from. Bone and Antler. Learn to find and cut straight shafts. Spark fires from stones, or with a firebow. Make
wooden spears with wooden points. Learn to harden the ends with fire. Make 3-4. Make one huge thick one to lodge to the ground and throw off animal
attacks. Learn to weave fish and crawfish traps. Learn to build dug out fish traps and learn to build weirs. Learn to build deadfalls. Learn to build
spike pits. Learn to build spiked hollow traps.learn every season of greens and available plant foods and their seasons. Learn to smoke and dry meat
and fish. Learn to collect water from foliage and dew from fields.
Then and only then can you take a bug out bag and add all of the things that will ensure survival, and make it.
Add your axe, spare knives and saws, bulk cordage, fire piston, bags of salt and spices, fat can, tinder safe, hooks and line for trots, cordage and
wire for snares.......
If you really care....... you can learn it. If you dont, just live the fantasy and die like the rest if that time comes. I can step over your
bones.... Or if I find you alive, you have just a little while to learn before I move on.
Oh,where to start? Okay. lets start at the beginning-3 months till violence dies down,3 years till order re-established. After what imaginery
scenario,pray tell? What exactly happened that destroyed the whole country to the point where there will be no order for three years? Any why 3 years?
Why not 4,or 5 or 5'0000? Okay, lets keep running with your scenario a little,just for fun.
Making tools from antler and bone,rather than stone or.......metal? WTF for? Are stones going to dissapear after SHTF? Maybe everyone used up all the
stones in their slingshots in the first couple years? Maybe the roving gangs of mad max killers have seized the stone trade, and all we have left is
wood and antler? GHow about good ol' steel? It's everywhere. Yuo can barely find a place on the earth where there isn't some sort of scrap metal
around,and I think you'll find it easier to work than stone and far superior to wood and antler in every respect., Best of all, you won't even have
to fire-harden it,cause it's already hard! How awesome is that! You could temper it some if you got skills, but it'll be okay as is.
So you want one huge spear to throw off animal attacks,huh? Come to think of it, I do believe I've seen that scenario played out in a couple
B-movies, where the bear(it always a bear) conveniently rears up on its hind legs to pounce on you ,thus letting you plant your giant spear in the
ground,and let said clumsy and stupid animal impale itself on your spear. I'd rather have a spear than my bare hands,but even in the worst case
scenario you could have a steel tip on it. And if a grizz decides you need a good thrashing, you'll get it,spear or no. I don't think many people
have seen a bear move when it's really motivated. It's one thing to read that they can do 35mph, but you don't really get it till you see it. It is
freakishly fast, and there is usually mere split seconds to react.
No issue's with building traps,it's a fun project at least. At least there's that little corn of sense in an otherwise steaming pile of crap. I
think the people with the common sense to use the best and most modern materials and tools available would stand a far better chance of stepping over
your bones.And your giant wooden firehardened spear.