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Originally posted by Gradius Maximus
reply to post by Death_Kron
Out of curiosity, whats your activity like when you arent eating?
I know that when im in the field moving about, I like to eat every 4-8 hours minimum. but then again im usually covering a lot of ground
Originally posted by Death_Kron
reply to post by bekod
As Ray Mears say's a true survivalist doesn't need any equipment, he has the knowledge to survive and if that includes making his own kit then so be it!
I'm afraid I'm no where near that level but its something I aspire to...
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Honestly there is no way to know unless you go and actually try some of the things necessary to survive: foraging wild plants, eating grubs and worms etc.
Many armchair survivalists are going to be in for a rude surprise when they find out they can't build a fire in the rain, make a warm, dry shelter or set a decent rabbit trap. There's a big gap between reading such information and actually putting it into practice. All I can tell you is - it ain't always easy. Some of the things you thought were hard turn out to be simple while the simple things become impossible - just depends on the situation and conditions.
Much of what I've seen written in survival books is garbage. There are few books I would trust completely but among those I;ve found to be reliable sources of information are the SAS survival guide, Tom Brown Jr;s field guide to wilderness survival and anything by John and Geri McPherson. I would also recommend the Petersons field guide to wild edible plants. Poor information and drawings of wild plants can get you sick or killed, Just getting sick could be a death warrant in the wrong situation.
I'm always prepared somewhat: I keep a small bag in my car and carry a concealed 9mm whenever I leave home. My bug out bag is always ready to go and I keep my gas tank full at all times. If the SHTF you may not be able to get gas.
It never hurts to know your neighbors or have a family plan to meet if the SHTF. Always have a backup plan if the first is somehow compromised.
Keep your guns clean and your gas tank full.