survival, foraging, etc

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August 5th, 2018 at 3:25:13 PM permalink
odiousgambit
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this dude is more believable as somebody who knows his stuff more than anybody I've seen on TV or in, like, field and stream magazine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cPdoqjgwfk
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August 5th, 2018 at 3:45:10 PM permalink
Evenbob
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I would last 3 1/2 to 4 minutes.
I like watching this stuff but
loathe doing it. I have lived
in the country for decades,
I'm going to post a video this
week of my backyard. It's
boring if you've been looking
at it for 35 years.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
August 5th, 2018 at 3:52:51 PM permalink
odiousgambit
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I'm well into my cups, so bear that in mind

so,watching this, you think, hey, I could start that fire using a bow and stuff like that, I've watched it now ...

no dude ... he is making it look easy. Do not try this at home [unless you like self flaggelation]

tune in to Jack London here, he said, "starting a fire by [whatever it was, like using this bow thing] is beyond the ken of the white man" or somesuch

OK, so he should have said, beyond the ken of 99.999999999999999999999999999% of white dudes, because there is always some guy who amazes

this guy in fact amazes me
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August 5th, 2018 at 4:01:17 PM permalink
odiousgambit
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[reminder: into my cups a bit]

he forgot to say ramps only really grow about 3000+ feet elevation. [as for myself]a long time before I figured that out
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August 5th, 2018 at 8:44:39 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
I'm going to post a video this
week of my backyard. It's
boring if you've been looking
at it for 35 years.


Please include the septic tank too.
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August 5th, 2018 at 8:53:49 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
Please include the septic tank too.


The septic tanks are buried, so is the
drain field. That's how we do it here.
Above ground sewage is unattractive.
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August 6th, 2018 at 10:41:47 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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I've been hoping for a while to find more youtube videos that I like - now that I am tuned into looking for foraging, this is really hitting the jackpot, turns out there are many, many about it

although foragers would still be a tiny fraction of the population no doubt, it sort of suggests foraging is more popular than I thought.
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August 6th, 2018 at 11:51:03 AM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
The septic tanks are buried, so is the
drain field. That's how we do it here.
Above ground sewage is unattractive.


I meant the drain field. We had a septic tank at my parent's vacation house in Washington so I know they are underground.
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August 6th, 2018 at 12:25:59 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
I meant the drain field. We had a septic tank at my parent's vacation house in Washington so I know they are underground.


I was joking, it's like saying a well
is underground. A drain field has
a lawn on top of it, there is nothing
to see. You know when it's bad,
sewage leaks to the surface and
it stinks.



Except my drain field is at the bottom
of a hill, and helped a lot by gravity
flow.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
August 6th, 2018 at 4:36:57 PM permalink
Face
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The NE has got to be the easiest place to do this. Am I just biased by familiarity? Unlimited fresh water, no venomous animals, no large aggressive predators, tons of useable, workable trees, reasonable climate...Midwest Great Lakes is similar, but it would seem that any other place would be much more difficult. Too cold up, too much venom down, and it's way too dry the further left you go.

Anyway... unless you're on a salt water island and coconuts are your only water source, you never climb trees. Certainly not for something as simple as a "green branch". Thought that part was silly. Also, because I'm also "in my cups"...why is it that plant water is always OK? Millions of years of evolution and millions of hours of medical research, and I'm still filled with poisons and pathogens that'd make something sick if they drank me. Yet with plants, we're always OK?

I need more tinfoil...
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