reply to post by smyleegrl
Ok ... I'm do this naked! Yes youd did read that correctly ok!
Here is why ...
Ok so in my minds eye I'm only wearing my birthday suit
[sexy for my gf
] and now by fiat and hand of god I shall mentally transport and
transpose myself to the random outback loccation of Australia [aka NW Western Australia where I have never set foot upon that blessed earth ... where
everything will kill you (eventually) and plonk .. there I go ... butt naked in the bush getting jiggy with my memories of dreamtimes like the
aborigines do when they have to walk and wander along the songlines!
18°36'07.07" S 126°25'53.10" E ... Ok that is a significant landmark to my laymans eyes and so thats a good place to at least start observing my
natural surroundings for what they can offer me and what I can exploit to my own benefits etc.
Now that area is quite rocky and is higher than the surrounding landscape and so makes a great place to view from since it has great views with some
height to give a better perspective of whats out towards the horizons and its clear from a lot of things that like to live in the undergrowth and the
bare rocks make it easy to see what occupies that zone.
However I am barefooted and I am very aware that granite rock heats up to blistering temperatures so I won't be walking on it until I have checked
that specifically to make sure it is safe to do so and a simple touch test with my fingers on the surface of the rock will detail that for me in great
But it is also very early morning in that part of Australia and I am quite confident that the rocks would be cool to the touch at this time of day
So I simply look at the various rocks available to me with say reasonable and comfortable eye sight and walking distances away ... and being mindfull
of hidden and or lurking wildlife I go to the nearest rock with the least hassles getting there and getting it safely in my grasp.
Good ... now i have a basic tool to start more finer and detailed work with.
I look around in the immediate vacinity for some long grasses so that I can cut some bundles using my new found rock of awesomeness and start weaving
myself some clothes, footwear, bag/accessories, hat, string, rope, blanket/rug, pillow etc.
I start on my footwear 1st. I weave some hay/straw/grass shoots together in a simple left over right fashion as I have no time to be pedantic or fuss
over the finer points of weaving and braiding etc. ... and when I have say 8 x 18inch long weaved strawstrings I can start to fashion the beginings of
some simple straw sandals etc.
I can also quikly weave up some more strawstrings and fashion myself a manely thong for underwear convienience, comfort and mainly for my bruised ego
and wounded pride for ending up out in the bush naked ok
and also for decencies sake if nothing else as it is the thought that does count even
if it is frivolous and or abjectly pathetic and impractical but I will still gave it a go because I have not much to loose by trying it and I might
gain some peace of my cityscape societal driven mind.
So inventory check ...
1 rock [handsized or smaller .. most possibly granite in substance and origins]
Straw/hay to make more strawstring and then weave/braid those strawstrings into a longer and far more robust plant fiber rope to help me make and
secure my survival in this weird non existential kind of post apocalyptic make believe story.
Strawstring Secured Straw Sandals 1 pair.
Strawstring Letting It All Hang OutBack, Whilst Going Naked On Walkabout, In the Outback ... Manely Thing Thong Custom "Why aren't you wearing
any ... " Strawman Argument Underwear!
Next up ... I still keep weaving my clothes as they ARE my most immediate shelter.
I do however make the following general observations as I go about my tinker tailor business ...
The general direction of the sun and whther it is rising or setting and that may take a few minutes to determine fully. As it is rising in the
east I will make an arbitrary assumption that it is about 6-7am in the morning.
The general direction of the dark side of the planet and any stars and constellations I can immediately determine by eyesight alone. I seek Orion
or Scorpio or much better still is the Southern Cross.
The general direction of the lay of the land and I am looking for rocky outcrops ... large trees and or vegetation cumping together and finally
riverbeds, gullies and streams ... and which way and to where any water would shed off the landscape towards and then Id carefully look the other
direction and deeply assess about what is upstream. I specifically note the 3 main places I think I will easy find and obtain water from.