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  • #484

    00_Jackie
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    This link has some great info on survival, including first aid, fire starting, shelter, etc.

    http://lifehacker.com/5881604/be-a-grown-up-boy-scout-the-wilderness-survival-skills-everyone-should-know

    #5975

    PhilTheBiker
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    I think at some point I need to take all of these free resources, print out the stuff that is most important to me and bind them in a book. Something tells me when the Zombies invade the internet might go down.

    #5972

    vbreferee
    Member

    Jackie; That is an excellent link. Thank you. I have been saving all of my articles in a three ring binder with tabs for the categories. One of the first things in it is a bug out list. It is kept on a coffee table where everyone knows where it is. It will be the first thing to grab if we have to bug out.

    #5970

    TeknaBuzz
    Keymaster

    Wilderness survival skills should be something everybody should make some effort to prepare for regardless of how well suited you might think your bug in location might be. In a worst case scenario surviving in the woods might be the most ideal environment.

    @vbreferee 2534 wrote:

    Jackie; That is an excellent link. Thank you. I have been saving all of my articles in a three ring binder with tabs for the categories. One of the first things in it is a bug out list. It is kept on a coffee table where everyone knows where it is. It will be the first thing to grab if we have to bug out.

    That’s a really good idea and something I need to implement in my house.

    #5973

    vbreferee
    Member

    I bought a book about 15 years ago when I got into backpacking and hiking. Camping and Wilderness Survival Skills by Paul Tarwell. It is the most complete detailed book on the subject I have ever read. It has an amazing amount of detail on every situation you can imagine. I don’t even know if it is in print anymore, but it will be one of the first things I grab if I have to Bug Out. I would highly recommend it.

    #5974

    00_Jackie
    Member

    I just googled the title and author, it is available at many places. Thanks for the info.

    #5979

    firemedic4
    Member

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]2637[/ATTACH] Anyone familiar with these? Neat idea!

    #5971

    otis302
    Member

    @firemedic4 20733 wrote:

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]2637[/ATTACH] Anyone familiar with these? Neat idea!

    Sweedish fire torch they work real well will burn for hours somtimes we cut them all the way down and bundle them easier to tote

    #5976

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    How do you get it started? a little gas down the middle and light?

    #5980

    alwayscross
    Member

    @philthebiker 20741 wrote:

    How do you get it started? a little gas down the middle and light?

    Done this before, its good. A small amount of tinder can get it started ,if its windy you might need a little bit more. My tip is to dig a small hole for it, help stops the wind getting to it.

    #5977

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    @alwayscross 20742 wrote:

    Done this before, its good. A small amount of tinder can get it started ,if its windy you might need a little bit more. My tip is to dig a small hole for it, help stops the wind getting to it.

    Sounds easy. My solution is always ‘poor gas on it’ to start a fire 😀

    #5978

    Andrew
    Moderator

    JTS posted a good video on the Swedish Torch back in 2012. It can be viewed HERE

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