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Originally posted by dowot
reply to post by Blackmarketeer
Do not suppose there is a chance he had some connections with Aldermaston. Porton Down or GCHQ, as his behaviour seems a little strange, Not to take a phone is just silly.
Also what was his wife thinking? Ok, of you go, see you in a year!
For a site of conspiracy bods, does none of this seem at all strange?
Sure, by Tummel and Loch Rannoch and Lochaber I will go, By heather tracks wi' heaven in their wiles; if it's thinkin in your inner heart braggart's in my step, You've never smelt the tangle o' the Isles. Kenneth MacLeod 1871 - 1955 Folklorist and Minister in Gigha and Colonsay
Originally posted by bekod
reply to post by Cosmic911
if it not a bull frog leave it be , grubs snails, worms, grass hoppers, and [berries, if you know what kind] will do just fine to keep you going to you get real food, fish, deer, elk, moose, Buffalo,or rabbit ect... remember this is when SHTF,
Originally posted by Frogs
One thing to consider in any survival situation is that you have to know your physical and mental limits. Sure, when it comes down to life or death you may be able to push a little more - or not.
As Dirty Harry said, "A man's gotta know his limitations."
Which brings me to this article, which spurred this thread..
Adventurer who wanted to live like Bear Grylls in Scottish wilderness for a year found dead in less than a month
A man found dead in a remote mountain hut was an adventurer who had planned a year-long Bear Grylls-style survival challenge in the Scottish wilderness.
In November, Mr Austin had told his family he was heading north to live rough off the land - something for which survival expert Bear Grylls has become famous.
It is thought Mr Austin had not even taken a mobile phone with him, leaving him entirely at the mercy of the harsh winter.
Survival school instructor Ian Moran, who teaches extreme survival and bushcraft skills, said it was extremely unlikely anybody could survive a Highland winter out of doors living off the land.
He said: 'It would be a tall order for even the most professional person who calls himself a survivalist. Maybe centuries ago, when Scotland was covered in woodland and teeming with wildlife, but not now.'
He said with key core skills - he teaches rabbit skinning, natural navigation and making rope from nettles -- someone should be able to survive 72 hours before rescue, depending on weather conditions.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Occasionally when I watch Bear Grylls I pick up something useful. Most of the time I sit and I think, "I'd be dead in an hour if I tried to do that..." That's because I'm in nowhere near as good a shape as Bear, I don't have the extent of his training, and I've never had a camera crew with me to back me up if things get shaky.
Know your limits, most of us are not Bear, Les, Dave or Cody. I'm not going to knock all of those shows as I think the do have some value. But, I do think they often paint a more rosy picture of survival situations than is often the case.