reply to post by Glassbender777
i heard it's easy to "get lost" in the great lakes region if you have a good boat and gear. lots of places to just be.
also Utah has a lot of wilderness, the SW, etc.
but in terms of places where you can eke out a long term survival?
i would choose someplace ROUGH as you can stand, to keep folks away,
while still having access to protein sources and shelter. priority one and two, not in that order though.
you want some fishing tackle no matter what. fish are easy. there is no end of bait.
Learn to dig grubs. don't hesitate to eat things like termites and ants and grasshoppers.
they are good food and can save your life. you can even eat some kinds of spiders but i wouldn't personally LOL.
you can trap small animals by making snares and deadfalls out of naturally occuring things, but it's hella hard.
however you might catch something good using bait you wouldn't eat yourself, for example,
wanna catch a crow and all you have is some roadkill or a dead vermin? put it in your deadfall and catch the varmint... lmfao
You know about digging a round hole a few feet deep, getting a tarp anchored to the sides, and putting a rock in the middle? you put a coffee can or
better container (for potable water!!!) under the weighted tarp, where the lowest point is, and in the morning you should have some condensation in
those things don't really answer your questions though.
places with caves are kind of neat. you should get some books on history and geography and find out all the hidey holes the natives used, etc.
there are caves still undiscovered on the jenny wiley trail, for example. stuff like that, it's useful to know.
i have no idea where the best place is, because we can't know the future in that kind of detail
i'd recommend going for some hikes etc before winter is here.
then you'll know what you enjoy and what you can stand.
watch VIDEOS. it's how my dad learned everything about hunting (except doing it!)
edit on 19-10-2012 by KhufuKeplerTriangle because: (no reason