posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 01:01 PM
reply to post by Shadowalker
You and manbehindthemask make excellent points. Without the atl atls they would have been toast in a few days, all of them. Attitude can only carry
one so far.
Biggest mistakes I saw made were:
Not drying out moccasins when they got wet.
Not setting enough traps.
Wasting time trying to spear a muskrat.
Hunting anything with a spear.
Allowing the fire to almost die,
The biggest mistake: Not selecting a leader and delegating duties for everyone.
While this might seem to be a random sampling of society it wasn't. Everyone was in fairly good shape, adult - young to middle age. No children, no
pets, no old people, nobody with any disabilities. Not even someone who wore glasses. Aside from knowledge, this group should have had the best odds
of survival but I doubt without the help of the experts they would last more than a month. This was also done during ideal weather conditions and they
didn't have to deal with extreme hot or cold or rainy conditions.
This should be a wake up call to those who feel they "know enough already" to get by.
Our ancestors may have lived primitively but their skills set were any but.
I was shocked they even made fire with a hand drill as the bow drill offers much greater chance of success.
edit on 9-10-2011 by Asktheanimals
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