Survival

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    Have any of you ever just walked out into the woods for a few days with nothing but what you can carry in your pockets?

    I have to admit I love shows like Survivor Man and Dual Survival

    I actually heard about Cody Lundin years ago and thought he was pretty cool.

    I do not watch Man vs Wild as I see that show as a sensationalized version of exactly what not to do in a survival situation.

    But to get back to the original question. Have you ever put yourself in a survival situation?

    And would you think it fun to practice the needed skills in a semi controlled environment?
     
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    I have practiced the skills, but I have never put myself in that situation.
     
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    And I like the show with the two guys, one is barefoot, and they go over survival skills.
     
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    I have not. But my 17 year old has shown interest and mentioned he'd like to do just that. I also just finished reading The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen with my youngest.

    I wouldn't mind learning and practicing the skills, in a controlled environment.
     
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    i survive by not going into the woods and doing stupid mal...

    i am not much on any of the survival shows....if a helicopter is gonna pick you up....you are hardly doing it on your own...the dude without shoes...makes no sense to me...

    i dont understand why anyone would go on a hike without a few basic things....a lighter etc always a lighter...if worse comes to worse you start a fire and wait....a knife is a good thing to have too.
     
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    I've backpacked for years in all seasons and all weather. Some pretty scary shit a few times.

    I've constantly tried to bring less and less gear not only to save weight and cover more ground but to enhance the experience of being alone in the wilderness.

    I can be extremely comfortable for a few days with minimal gear.

    I'm in the process of putting together a small kit. I'm going to try heading out with just the kit, a blade and some jerky for a couple nights.
     
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    When I found out there are no bellmen included with tents, I lost interest in roughing it.
     
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    No but I love those shows. I have gone in the back country camping before and loved it but I had a horse to ride and a mule carrying enough provisions to not have to worry about anything plus fire power in case of a bear attack,lol.
     
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    I LOVE THOSE SHOWS!

    Survivor man, Duel survival and we got a new one, "Man, Woman, and Wild" which is pretty informative as well. I'm with you on Man vs Wild, his show is more on WHAT NOT TO DO, imo.

    No, I have never tried the survival techniques, but I have soaked in what they have shown and know I would remember them if it ever came down to it!
     
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    I only need 4 things to survive: food, water, shelter, and an internet connection.
     

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