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  1. General Discussion
    As i sit here and scroll through post after post on multiple forums and site, reading a multitude of opinions from amateur and experienced survivalists alike, i find a single ideology somewhat disconcerting. There is this mentality among some of us that equates to an elitist mentality. By that...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
  3. Australia and New Zealand
    VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i1ftV00V-Y Blog Post with video & images: http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/the-joseph-method-of-flint-steel-fire.html
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hello All, (Just to provide a brief background so that you all can better advise me). I am in my mid twenties and live on the east coast. I've grown up hiking and camping. My dad took my brother and I on multiple trips a year growing where he taught us survival skills and general camping...
  5. Australia and New Zealand
    I belong to a survival group on Facebook, & it drives me nuts! I really hope this does not offend anyone here, but for the life of me I simply can not understand why people contemplating long term wilderness survival are so fixated with modern gadgets. I get the impression that their interest is...
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Sometimes i find i wish i had some way of alerting me if someone was to approach my camp site, especially at night. I know there are commercial alarms available and its possible to make all manner of different contraptions out of different store bought materials. I decided though, to give it a...
  7. Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows
    Have a SAMICK SAGE 60lb draw, fast flight string, stabilizer, precision rest, dampeners on string and body, very quiet, very accurate, mostly shoot field point with it for practice. I also have a SAMBURU hunting spear, and a .60 caliber blow gun.
  8. Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows
    Here are my newest primitive weapons i have made. the first is a handcrafted 21" tomahawk. this tomahawk has a flintknapped 7.5" stone blade. the handle has an indian chief carved into it. it is wrapped in suede the second tomahawk is 22". it had a 5.5" double bladed head along with a 4"...
  9. DIY - Do It Yourself
    In this short video I show how easy it is to light a piece of char cloth using a rock and piece of carbon steel.
  10. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    If you live in the St. Louis area this is a great event. I usually go every year and it's a lot of fun. http://www.altonheritagedays.org/id28.html The main reason I thought about posting this is because I think I'd like to start getting involved with these sort of events; there are others nearby...
  11. Australia and New Zealand
    This article is based on a having to leave home scenario & move to a wilderness area. This does not include your farm in the bush. This is also based on using primitive equipment, not modern. This article was written for & posted at: http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/ On Meat Alone...
  12. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    So... I am telling on myself today. I was in the woods last Sunday working on a primitive shelter and using a new knife. I was splitting some vine to use for cordage. The vine spit much easier than I expected and like a idiot, cutting toward my hand, I sliced my thumb wide open! Well S**t. I...
  13. Communications
    (I didn't know where to put this, so admins/moderators please move this thread where you prefer it to be) What do ya'll think about using bullroarers for medium to short range communication? They are cheap, light, and can be operated by just about anyone after a little practice. I have not...
  14. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hey guys, I'm tired of working on the cabin, and will be taking the weekend after next off to do some hatchet and machette work up at our campsite. I want to build a natural shelter that can accommodate two people and will serve to maximize use of a small to medium campfire. . . it won't be used...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I watched the video about cutting firewood on YouTube today and one of the commenters suggested that it would be better to use hand tools to cut wood to prepare for a peak oil situation. I think that there are some modern tools that are so valuable that we should continue to use them and...
  16. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Before the invention of matches, trappers and pioneers alike used flint and steel to get their fires going. Their lives depended on the quality of their gear, and since flint and steel is so reliable, why don't they sell it anywhere? I can only get a steel striker once a year when the...
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