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Originally posted by kro32
reply to post by Therian
I believe you summed this up very well and admire your courage. For people to really test how ready they are they should hike very far out into the wilderness when they have an extreme toothache then take care of it themselves without the help of a dentist.
This would give them a taste of what life is really gonna be like. Then slam a rock down on their finger with the purpose of intentionally breaking it. What do you do to fix it? These are things people should do if they really want to be serious about preparing.
It's not about what type of gun you have with you or if you know how to make a thousand different knots or having the latest Bear Grylls how to book. It's about actual experience that you've put yourself through in a very real survival situation.
Originally posted by Therian
reply to post by Shadowalker
Have a family who is not keen on the whole survival sitx . So haven't had the abuility to test anything. I will say this as prepared as I am a Few months ago I was ready to leave to just Go and say goodbye to this life with electronics and have a go at it. After I packed additional supplies considering my bob is good but I would have the leisure of bringing a few non Essentials with me.Anyways After getting all strapped and packed and set to go. I took a long look at everything and Realized Something very important. I am not ready emotionally for such a thing I was scared. I have spent time in the military, Know more then a little martial arts, and can shoot fairly well. I can field dress a buck, can skin and tan the skin. I have read up on a hundred things from being able to deliver a child to purifying water to well the list goes on. The point being most of the things I know haven't been tested by me. It was in those moments as I prepared to go that I realized I would never be ready. The 2 percent is my knowledge the rest has to be the actual experience. Since that day I have been going out for 1 and 2 day trips with nothing but my bob and knowledge using the booksmarts and applying them. These smaller tests with a minor safety nets at first has helped me allot. Though I know I am not fully ready, when tshtf I think I will be better prepared.
I guess what I am saying is allot of people think they are ready to bug out. And like me back then they may have allot of knowledge but until you test your resolve and apply the skills you are a 2 percenter. OP is correct in tests all should test themselves. You honestly do not want to wait til you have no choice..