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nz Offline Syncop8r

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Survivalist videos and articles
on: April 27, 2018, 11:11:12 PM
I'll start with a classic:

And add something a bit more recent:

Apologies if there is already a thread like this.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2018, 11:15:24 PM by Syncop8r »

us Offline Lynn LeFey

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Re: Survivalist videos and articles
Reply #1 on: April 27, 2018, 11:27:42 PM
Every single video on the 'Primative Technology' youtube channel.

One of the things I love about these videos is he doesn't explain anything. He doesn't speak at all, as far as I remember. He just DOES the stuff, and you watch. No language barrier.

Here's the earliest video on the channel.

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Re: Survivalist videos and articles
Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 02:54:37 PM
well these are interesting. hopefully I can watch 'em all in one go
Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

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Reply #3 on: April 28, 2018, 04:06:20 PM
The primitive technology cahannel is great.
PS.You get a lot of info on what he is doing, materials used etc if you turn on subtitles.

The bushcraft jorunal can be read for free online. Its not fantastic, but has some good articles.
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Re: Survivalist videos and articles
Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 04:01:23 PM
I recently purchased The Ultimate Survival Manual, Canadian Edition at a local discount store, and I have to say that I sincerely hope I never have to rely on this book to get myself out of a jam.   :facepalm:

Most of the info in it is either about prep work (important, but not always possible) such as filling a discarded coffee cup with paraffin and cotton balls to start fires, and non-survival issues such as finding medical attention if you are injured.  No smurf.  Really?

I mean, I am all for finding proper medical help when injured, but then I am also about going to the grocery store when I am hungry, or turning up the thermostat if I get chilly.  These aren't exactly survival things.  Imagine for example that you are several day's hike from any kind of help, yo have no cell service and you broke your Personal Locator Beacon in the same fall that you gashed open your leg in, and, feeling confident because you brought this book, you open it up to see what you should do and it says "wash wound with soap and water then seek professional medical attention."

In that case, these become your problems:

problem #1, you don't have any soap,
problem #2, any water sources are just as likely to contain harmful bacteria as the thing that cut you,
problem #3 is you probably aren't carrying enough water to waste on the cut because you are bleeding badly and hydration is that much more important now
problem #4, if medical attention was readily available you wouldn't need this book
problem #5, if you don't do something soon, the blood will start to attract animals you don't want to attract
problem #6, gangreen is developing as you flip through the book, looking for answers....  :facepalm:

So much more wrong with it, but you get the idea.  Other things I found amusing were "How to deal with a lion attack" which to totally something that you need to include in every Canadian Edition survival manual, since there are lions everywhere here, and you really don't want to be caught unaware!

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Re: Survivalist videos and articles
Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 04:15:27 PM
I've always enjoyed watching these videos.
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