I am starting to think that some of you are overspending and under-training.
Stop watching television and get out there and do it yourself so you don’t have to say, “It worked on __________.”
I am sorry but if you can’t
- build or even find a safe shelter
- start a fire (without a match or a lighter)
- collect and boil some water
- hold your ground in a fight (optional)
I am not mad at you but be honest you are useless. A $200(USD)/€147(EUR) survivalist tool, expensive bag and equipment does not make a person a survivalist or a Bushman. Until you develop your skills and learn how to use your equipment (see below) – all you have are tools that are dead weight on your back. Okay, yeah you might look good but that is it but I might be wrong on that – has anyone out there seen a person catch a rabbit or deer with their “good-looking” and expensive bag?
Everyone that knows me personally without a doubt in their heads – knows that I hate snow and cold weather. Yet on the coldest record-setting day with snow up to my knees and a strong wind blowing, I was outside for almost 10 hours clearing snow, setting up different types of shelters with a tarp and figuring out how to start a fire with wet wood (hint: lint and feathering). The only reason why I was out there for 10-hours was because I was training and promise myself I wasn’t going in until I got that fire started. LOL – this is what happens when I get a day off from work.
What did you learn today? I am not into the “Zombie” movement but this photo below sums it all up