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  • nakadnu
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    Tourniquet and a hacksaw! Never fails. LOL
    Originally posted by rsanders View Post
    I think I'll stick to super glue, and those butterfly closures !

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  • rsanders
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    I think I'll stick to super glue, and those butterfly closures !

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  • Oscar Wilde
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    You one tough bird bambam ....

    O.W.

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  • bambam55
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    When I was about 22-23 I was out hunting.My dad wasn't a big hunter he stayed pretty much on the roads and stuff ,so Ididn't know a wholr hell of a lot about being in the woods so I read acouple survival books on what you should take with you in the woods .I'd packed about a 30 lb pack to go hunting for the day(way to much ).One faithful day I was hunting an area I'd not hunted before there was a barbed wire fence I didn't see ,I tripped on a piece ,gained my footing just in time to hook another into my pants ,tearing my pants and leg open form the inside of my shin (the area w/all the meat and muscle) just below my knee half wat to my ankle. I dug into my pack got some clean rags and tried to close it up and slow the bleeding,but of course it didn't work like it said it would.Back into the pack I went found a sewing needle and the white thread and betadine ointment threaded the needle ,coated it w/betadine and proceded to sew up my leg once it was sewn up it finally slowed the bleeding quite a bit I found a rugged stick to leam on and slowly beat feet for the car about 4 miles away.My then wife drove me to the local hosp.to have it checked out the Dr. looked at it asked me how I sewed it (what precautions for infection I had taken)I told him ,he looked at me and said I couldn't have done much better myself! but seriously find yourselves some suture needles for your packs incase t.s.h.t.f. they are especially sharpened to go through skin sewing needles hurt like no body's bussiness bambam55

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  • nakadnu
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    My Great Great Grandparents homesteaded in western North Dakota. They spent their first winter living in a hole in the ground with a tarp for a roof. Now that is tough. I live on the northern prairie and if you were somehow stranded in winter time with no shelter you would die. Unless you are near the river or an irrigation canal there are no trees to build a shelter with and the snow, when there is any, blows away eliminating the chance of a snow shelter. That's enough I am getting cold just thinking about it.

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  • denvernative321
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    Originally posted by nakadnu View Post
    Their is a big difference between knowing and doing. Do you actually feel that you could live without your modern conveniences. Can you actually perform those skills needed to survive all 4 seasons without a modern roof over your head, put food up for times of scacity or practice field medicine on yourself or others. It is easy to learn and harder, much harder to practice in reality. I do alot of primitive camping. I have learned many useful and even more useless things from books, movies and the internet. I try to practice these things when I have time. I have learned that true primitive survival is romanticized in our mind but in reality it sucks the big one big time. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE
    Here in colorado you wont make it overnight during winter without a roof over your head. or some kind or shelter.

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  • Oscar Wilde
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    [nakadnu I am kind of ignorant on the whole internet ettiquete] This might fall into the oxymoron category ....

    [Would something like this belong in a forum] This is a forum .... in the event no one has a hair raising to share, a search of the internet might provide a situation or two that can be posted and linked to that we could all contemplate and remark on .... specifics of an event are dependent upon a multitude of variables .... people, place, weather, etc. Each here might be able to envision themselves in this event applying some of the possible variables of their environment.

    O.W.

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  • nakadnu
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    Originally posted by Diesel View Post
    ;) I hear ya man
    It would be interesting to hear about first hand survival experience from our members. I am kind of ignorant on the whole internet ettiquete and proper procedure. Would something like this belong in a forum or a blog. If someone can straighten me out on this I would be willing to start.

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  • Skyowl
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    Originally posted by Mags View Post
    Unfortunately I do have an idea.......
    +2. I only know that I will do whatever I need to do to protect the ones I love.

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  • Diesel
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    Originally posted by Mags View Post
    Unfortunately I do have an idea.......
    ;) I hear ya man

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  • Mags
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    Unfortunately I do have an idea.......

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  • FrogTacos
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    Im about to get started doing just that. Will probably be just me and the kids (Mr works alot of weekends) 30 feet away from my truck, 30 minutes away from home.

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  • nakadnu
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    P.S. Don't put yourself in a real survival situation just to see what you can do! Always have a way out and a backup strategy.

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  • nakadnu
    started a topic Do you know what you are capable of? REALLY!

    Do you know what you are capable of? REALLY!

    Their is a big difference between knowing and doing. Do you actually feel that you could live without your modern conveniences. Can you actually perform those skills needed to survive all 4 seasons without a modern roof over your head, put food up for times of scacity or practice field medicine on yourself or others. It is easy to learn and harder, much harder to practice in reality. I do alot of primitive camping. I have learned many useful and even more useless things from books, movies and the internet. I try to practice these things when I have time. I have learned that true primitive survival is romanticized in our mind but in reality it sucks the big one big time. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE
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