posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 11:17 PM
There are two ways you can think about survivalism from scratch when it comes to building your own tools.
#1) You could build everything from scratch, ignoring any metal that may be around which is possible if you're doing deep woods survival. Building
the necessary tools will have to begin somewhere and improving technology to get to metal may happen a few months down the line in a survival
situation if you can find the metal ores and are able to identify them.
The ideal thing to do is to first begin building brick, adobe brick from my understanding is the easiest to make in contrast to the standard brown
brick you see used for houses and schools in the US. Those ones can take up to two-weeks to dry but are also very easy to build. Drying in direct
sunlight is difficult because weather is unpredictable so unless you're surviving in an area where rain rarely ever happens, then building brick will
become difficult. You may have to build something to cover the bricks in the event of rain. I'm uncertain about cooking up the bricks, I only know
how to do it without fire.
Brick is generally going to be the next step up from using clay and wood. But that doesn't mean that clay and wood is a bad thing, in fact you can do
a lot of stuff with clay, wood, and string. In fact, you'll have to learn how to create string before brick because you'll need to build brick
racks. You can build fire pits with clay, and even storage for food deep underground. Meat doesn't expire as quickly as what conventional believe
says. It may begin to culture an hour or two after being set out but if cooked right it should be okay if the meat is eaten within 2-3 days outside of
winter. I don't know the specifics but I do know that in the province, people leave meat out because they tend not to have a fridge and I've eaten
it plenty of times without getting sick.
So.. after building brick racks you can build your brick, and after your brick you can build a furnace which then can turn into your forge for the ore
etc.. But the problem is the heat of the fire and being able to melt things into place / creating hammers and other tools that are necessary to work
the forge. But, it had to be done once long ago so it can be done again right? The trick to this at least to the best of my knowledge is to start
rough, just like prototype concepts. You don't need a strong anvil at first, you just need something that will do the job at the best that it can do
to build your poorly crafted tools. We've watched the Flintstones right? They used to use a rock and a piece of stick as a hammer. I honestly don't
know if that's even remotely possible without the hammer breaking at every hit, but the idea is similar. You have to work your way up to higher
But, working a forge is great and all but you'll need a lot of other, more important things for survival like having a table, a bed, a roof, a place
to store food / meat, comfort, etc... Humans need comfort and if you don't address that early on, you might go crazy.
So now I go on to #2) Which is if you do have access to metal, and modern technology. This is the most likely scenario in survival because honestly
what happens in survival? It depends entirely on what scenario it is but say for some reason or another everyone is fighting for food and such,
there's going to be no chance of survival even in the back woods if you don't make use of modern technology because someone else will. People will
begin going door to door and steal everything they can to survive. But I think in most of our minds, we like to believe that survival will end up like
in the middle-ages, but deep down we know that won't be the case. In a more realistic scenario we'll probably be waiting until radiation kills us