reply to post by woodsmom
Woods, I'm starting to really enjoy talking with you on here. Thank you for your input. I'm just trying to be careful as I met this man at my place
of business. I do not want to give him the wrong impression or soil my image at work. How ever at the same time what does any of this have to do with
my image. If anything, it should be obvious. I'm a pretty vocal outspoken man, very strong in my morals and care for others. It would make sense a
curious soul such as myself would enjoy discussions such as we have on ATS.
I have always been a bit of an outdoorsman, so I do have quite a few things many would consider on a preparation list for any disaster, how ever I am
not organized nor is any of my supplies easily accessible. I will admit given a disaster situation of any kind much of what I have would be cumbersome
and unruly. I have given this a bit of thought now, and would like to start looking into some tips and ideas from others. I can hunt, fish, grow my
own food if needed how ever I have never really thought of having to do so to survive outside of fantasy and how fun I think it would be. When I have
food going fishing and not catching a thing is no big deal, going out for a deer and getting rained on, and coming up bupkiss is no big deal how ever,
if I had to do these things to survive I worry now I may not have the right things necessary for my own or my families survival.
I don't necessarily need to take it to extremes, but one of the things I'm going to do is get back into running. I have gotten lazy and consider
myself too busy, but if I had to physically work for every ounce of sustainance I don't think I'd get through more than two days before my body
would hate me. I'm not in bad shape, but I could be much better.
The old coleman stove in the garage is something I will think about. A green cylinder of gas is not gonna last much more than a day for food and water
prep for my family if we lost power, had an earthquake, or something else, and keeping more than the two disposable cylinders I usually have for
camping could be dangerous if we had a quake. if one or more of those tanks were crushed the house could explode or catch fire. So I will be looking
for a simpler solution. I live on a mountain, perhaps a simple A-frame over a fire would be an easier, renewable solution for heat, water and food
I've just got my mind going bonkers. I'm going to start passing my really simple and basic skills on to my family as well. I'm not sure they know
how to start a fire from scratch, catch fish, tie a lure or fly, clean a fish, or game.
Stuff I don't even think twice over and if god forbid I was hurt even if minimally they could not do on their own.
So I think I will be trying to learn and teach my family some skills, keep some basic tools and supplies that are easily used and carried. Camping is
not survival, and if it were something really bad most of what I have could not be brought far. Forest fires are a big thing where I am, and if we had
to go, my collapseable recurve and 12 shafts are easy to carry, same with my knife sharpening kit and flint, but everything else is a pack in the
truck type item. I just want to look at it. I know im babbling but this is a fresh thought ha ha