Wilderness Survival • Re: Making fire in the rain…

February 20, 2017 theoutback 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
Love commonsenseoutdoors…Watched him for years. :thumbup:

I just found the site. Pretty good. I found it funny to watch the great ideas in this video (most of which I knew), and then think about some of the goofy survival shows on tv and see them not incorporate some of these ideas and they can not make fire. :(

Statistics: Posted by theoutback — Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:25 am


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Wilderness Survival • Re: For a challenge try this out

February 1, 2017 Photon Guy 0
oldasrocks wrote:
I’ll go as long as there is a place to park my motorhome.

You can drive your vehicle to the school location I believe and I would think that would include motorhomes but if you take a BOSS field course you are going to be out in the woods for 7, 14, or 28 days depending on the course you’re taking. You will be deep in the woods, you will hike for miles every day, and you will be far away from any vehicles, motor homes, or other signs of civilization.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:13 am


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Wilderness Survival • Re: For a challenge try this out

February 1, 2017 terrapin 0
Photon Guy wrote:

terrapin wrote:

Photon Guy wrote:If anybody wants a good challenge and wants to learn good skills about surviving in the outdoors, if I get any responses to this thread where somebody says they’re interested I will post the link.

I accept the challenge.
On one condition…
You and I do it at the same time, same place, same conditions.
How’s your schedule? Mine is very flexible.

terp

Alright we can take a course together. We can find one which we can both attend. Although we both have to pay our own way.

That seems fair enough to me.

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:32 pm


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Wilderness Survival • Re: For a challenge try this out

February 1, 2017 Photon Guy 0
terrapin wrote:

Photon Guy wrote:If anybody wants a good challenge and wants to learn good skills about surviving in the outdoors, if I get any responses to this thread where somebody says they’re interested I will post the link.

I accept the challenge.
On one condition…
You and I do it at the same time, same place, same conditions.
How’s your schedule? Mine is very flexible.

terp

Alright we can take a course together. We can find one which we can both attend. Although we both have to pay our own way.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:52 pm


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Wilderness Survival • Re: For a challenge try this out

January 31, 2017 terrapin 0
Photon Guy wrote:
If anybody wants a good challenge and wants to learn good skills about surviving in the outdoors, if I get any responses to this thread where somebody says they’re interested I will post the link.

I accept the challenge.
On one condition…
You and I do it at the same time, same place, same conditions.
How’s your schedule? Mine is very flexible.

terp

Statistics: Posted by terrapin — Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:23 pm


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Wilderness Survival • Re: what survival skills can I practice while camping?

January 28, 2017 Fyrediver 0

Map reading and compass are always skills that need polished. You could set up a scavenger hunt using compass headings and distance. It was fun to play when we did it. Sort of like GeoCaching. Combine that with other wayfinding techniques.

Scat, track, and plant identification are another. Get some local ID books for all of the above. Can make more fun games with that out while wandering around.

Statistics: Posted by Fyrediver — Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:36 pm


Wilderness Survival • Re: Winter survival shelter

January 14, 2017 Fyrediver 0

That shelter with the fire under the tree reminded me of the Jack London story “To Build a Fire” wherein the subject has built a fire under a tree and the snow above melted and fell on him and extinguished his fire. Good improvised shelter but something to consider when building a fire is what is above it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Build_a_Fire

Statistics: Posted by Fyrediver — Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:03 pm