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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
  3. Australia and New Zealand
    The more skills you have, the less equipment you need to rely on. Most if not all of the equipment I carry is for comfort, ease of living. I could go into the bush with nothing at all, but that is hard work & there will be no comfort until I have managed to set myself up with everything I need...
  4. Australia and New Zealand
    In a long term survival situation, your equipment will need to be sustainable. Sustainable means that it will not run out, or that you can replace it from nature. It means that an item won't easily break, or if it does break then you can fix it. For instance, you can't really class cigarette...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    We are trying to grow enough feed with enough diversity to winter our livestock next winter. The idea here is to be able to sustain our meat production through the winter from our growing production in the previous months without purchasing animal feed. I have the following livestock to feed...
  6. Firearms General Discussion
    For information on sustainable CO2 sources see post #3 in this thread I know that most would say no CO2 for a survival pellet gun, and in most cases I agree. Though there is at least one possible exception to this in my opinion, the Crosman 1077, the reasons should become clear through this...
  7. 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
  8. Australia and New Zealand
    Just thought I would post my equipment update. Nothing much has changed, I am sure by now most of you will know my preference for sustainable equipment & methods rather than modern gadgets. This is my new original 18th century fire steel. As you can see, it has been well used over the past 300...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    FYI - a free online course offered by Open Oregon State University: "The four-week course, Intro to Permaculture, is a public education project that will enable students worldwide to learn about and design sustainable landscapes and ecosystems in a highly interactive way. The class begins May...
  10. Australia and New Zealand
    Advantages of A Flintlock Muzzle-loader. 1) Ammo is less expensive than a modern equivalent caliber firearm. 2) The smoothbore is very versatile, being able to digest round ball, bird shot, & buckshot, or any combination of two of these (can also use minies). 3) The fusil is lighter to carry...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have been researching for months on what to grow, how much to grow, livestock and feeding of livestock, greenhouses, aquaponics and so far I cannot find a viable plan to feed 4 people on two acres of land. You see these articles in Mother Earth News and various online blogs, articles etc...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    So I was wondering if anyone has though of raising squirrels for food? I would do rabbits but the woman of the hous would gut me. So my question is How to make a habitat, how much meat they can produce and what I should feed em. Anyone?
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hey all, I'm pretty new to this form but im working on a school project for Landscape architecture designing an organic farm so i hope this is an appropriate place for this thread. I have been trying to brainstorm ideas for amenities or things on the farm to increase productivity, diversity...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I am building a small cabin and I would like some suggestions on a wood burning stove to cook and on and heat with. I am in Middle Georgia and it will only be 900 sq.ft. so heat control is important so we don't get run out of the house with heat. I am also looking for a Solar kit that will run...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    We have 42 acres, which is pretty much a square 1/4 mile on each of four sides. The East side is a river, the West side is a county road. Across the road we have 105 acres; it is 1/4 mile wide and 1 mile deep. Running it's entire length, deadcenter is a jeep trail. Both properties are forested...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Slow sand and Biosand water filter, concepts and execution and alternative http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_sand_filter and alternative http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BioSand_Filter 1. conceptual 2. Slow Sand filter (.25 GPM) in 5 gal. bucket; Base camp or family size with backflush...
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