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This Saturday's ATS Live Guest....Dave Wendell: Ask your questions here

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posted on Oct, 20 2011 @ 09:36 PM
On Satuday October 22, 2011, Dave Wendell of Bushcraft On Fire will be the guest on Above Top Live. For those in the know Dave has been practicing bushcraft for quite a number of years.

Here is your chance to ask him your questions on survival, preparations as well as non-survival questions to get to know a really great individual. Before coming on the All Things Survival show as a guest and a regular co-host, I had the opportunity to talk with Dave on the phone for around an hour and summed up that up as wonderful experience.

Dave's overall philosophy on survival is that we as a whole allowed technology, convenience and consumerism rob an entire generation from learning valuable skills that is now not being passed on to the next generation. He sees this as an irresponsible behavior that needs to be corrected. While the benefits of modern society are great, we have become too dependent upon it and need to know what to do should we be forced to live without it. So we owe to that next generation to gain the skills and knowledge that we were not fully taught such as self-reliance and living off the land. That such an education is best taught by partial living and recreation revolving around these skills.

But also I learned that Dave is more than a one trick pony. He is a pastor with 15 children that are his own as well as foster children. His ministry website is YHWH's Word Of Faith

This thread is for you to ask some questions as we interview this very interesting and genuine person.
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posted on Oct, 20 2011 @ 09:44 PM
reply to post by Ahabstar

not really a question but id like to know what he thinks in regards to hunting vs. farming animals.
also what is his faviourite colour

posted on Oct, 21 2011 @ 12:12 AM
reply to post by Ahabstar

How can I build an X-box, internet router, television, laptop, and jetpack from some stuff in the forest? lol

OK, hypothetical scenario: Let's say some big event happens, maybe a CME that downs all satellites and power grids across the planet. Everybody loses electricity, running water, gas, heat, air conditioning– the whole nine yards. Gas can't be pumped from gas stations, and all of the water from the reservoir or whatever in town goes bad. You're almost out of food, and all supermarkets are basically out too because people swarmed there right away to stock up.

What's the best way to survive? What do you do to get food and clean water? Is there a way to regain some of the above things without any main source, such as disaster relief or stockpiles?
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posted on Oct, 21 2011 @ 09:33 AM
Thanks for the glowing review Garth.. I appreciate you Bro!

As for the show.. Tam and I are looking forward to this. Whatever way we can disseminate knowledge of Bushcraft & Survival is important to those listening. We don't count ourselves as "experts" but we are "Bush Sufficient" and have a desire to teach others to be able to live on and/or off the grid more simply. It's ashame that with the passing of time that "the old ways" are being forgotten.

Please feel free to ask anything that you would like to know. If we don't have the answer.. we'll just make it up! ROTFLOL!. Seriously.. If we don't know, we'll tell you that, and try to find a way to get you steered in the right direction. It's a learning process for all of us, and hopefully we'll all learn together. If you ask your "prequestions" here.. that will give us time to prepare a more thorough answer for you.

So post away.. and can't wait to see YOU on the show!


David & Tam

posted on Oct, 21 2011 @ 11:04 AM
reply to post by BushcraftOnFire

This may be a terrible question, but you said anything!
I've been doing and reading a lot of threads lately about building certain tools for survival. Could you go over where to find worthy materials for survival tools? I think the majority around here has been educated about where to find food, but no one ever mentions, where to find flint, where to find the trees that seem to be good for many tools, where to find anything else that may come in handy for survival.

Where does a ceder tree grow? Where does a maple tree grow? A willow tree? Where are you likely to find a large hunk of flint? Also, what materials are a priority to gather while you find them, when you're doing something else? Should someone trying to survive carry back every bit of material that they find, or should there be a priority system?
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posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 07:15 PM
What's the most serious emergency situation you've had to face in the bush? Is this just a fun hobby for you or do you feel like it will be necessary to live off the land someday?

posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 07:20 PM

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posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 07:42 PM
Are Brita type walter filters good to cover most of my filtering needs or do I need something more powerful, like purifying tabletes? Secondly, whats your favorite mode of transportation outside of a car?

posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 09:32 PM
What is the best way to hide in nature if need be?

What is the best way to survive in extremely cold weather? How about cold weather survival if again you don't want to be seen?

Best animals to target for food? How to capture/kill them efficiently?

How to distill water?

Best, most practical weapons?

Best places for a shelter, if need be? Best material to build the shelter with?

posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 09:37 PM
What is the best treatment for these potential deadly intestinal parasites found in human fecal matter?

enlambela histolytica and Giardia Lamblia
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posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 09:52 PM
What are the natural plant remedies for poison oak and ivy and sumac?
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posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 11:02 PM
Hey thanks for answering my question! Was an interesting show today.

posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 12:39 AM
Thanks for answering mine as well!

posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 02:32 PM
Our thanks to everyone that help participate in not only this thread (with their comments and questions), but also in the ATSLive radio show. Having Dave Wendell on and sharing his expertise was a thrill for us all.


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