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 Post subject: Bush craft.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:25 pm 
Anyone interested in "bush craft" on this forum? I am interested in living off the land and am interested in sharing stories and info about how you survive in the wild. If thats what you are into.

Spare me all the killing and bug eating info.

What equipment do you carry that you think is important in a survival situation?


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A knife is ver important to me. I like a Leatherman so I have more options. You might try Wilderness Way magazine. They've got some good info.

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Archer wrote:
A knife is ver important to me. I like a Leatherman so I have more options. You might try Wilderness Way magazine. They've got some good info.


I am good at it myself, I have been at it for years. I am just interested in the way different climates demand different survival techniques. A knife goes without say but ability to make fire is the most important thing in my books.

It is suprising how many people can't make fire without a lighter. Cave men would put most to shame.


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I keep a small kit inmy backpack that I take on my herpetology journies..I' need to get it out anyway and check on the stuff in it...I'll list the contents. I did alot of bushcraft in my younger days..sometimes up to two weeks at a time,then used it alot while I was in the Marine Corps...bushcraft is a lost art.

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Archer wrote:
A knife is ver important to me. I like a Leatherman so I have more options. You might try Wilderness Way magazine. They've got some good info.


I am good at it myself, I have been at it for years. I am just interested in the way different climates demand different survival techniques. A knife goes without say but ability to make fire is the most important thing in my books.

It is suprising how many people can't make fire without a lighter. Cave men would put most to shame.


Very true. I consider knowing how to start a fire a given. Wilderness Way has many articles on many different fire-starting techniques.

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 Post subject: Scoff laws
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"Living off the land" may be breaking laws for game and fish, and even some plant gathering. The living off the land people are usually poachers, no licenses, over limits, and trashing out areas. In my long experience. :x

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 Post subject: Re: Scoff laws
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Johhny Electriglide wrote:
"Living off the land" may be breaking laws for game and fish, and even some plant gathering. The living off the land people are usually poachers, no licenses, over limits, and trashing out areas. In my long experience. :x


While it is true that sort of living for an extended period of time would almost guarantee a few broken laws, it has been my experience that the type of person that sets out for an experience like that is the type of person that treats Nature with the most respect.....typically. I do know the type you refer to, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Scoff laws
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:45 pm 
Johhny Electriglide wrote:
"Living off the land" may be breaking laws for game and fish, and even some plant gathering. The living off the land people are usually poachers, no licenses, over limits, and trashing out areas. In my long experience. :x


You need to move out of that neighborhood mate.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:10 pm 
In a survival situation in the UK (None medical) you would expect to face mainly cold and wet weather.

I carry a fire steel and a woodlore knife (Handmade British blades) Steel in my pocket attached to my belt and knife on the hip.

I also carry a small Katadyn water purifier and a medicare survival sleeping bag. Both are kept in a very small hip bag.

But the steel and knife I would choose if I hand too make the choice. If I had to choose just one I would go for the knife everytime.

I also think it is very important that you are in peak fitness when going out on a trip. It could mean the difference between life or death in say cold wet conditions. Speed is important but fitness can give you valuble extra time in extreme conditions. Frame of mind is also important even on the regular trips.

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That's a good looking knife.

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I generally carry a Gerber Mk I on short hikes and a Mk II for an extended trip. I always carry a Swiss Army knife in my pocket. I keep a first aid kit, tool kit, break down .22 rifle, light, knife, entrenching tools, clothes, etc. in each of the vehicles, except my wife's convertible since it is only used for short trips and not in inclement weather.

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the Mark II

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http://www.bellum.nu/armoury/GMkII.html

the Mark I is a smaller "boot knife" design that is a little easier to carry

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