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OutdoorSurvivalSkill
Oct 25, 2010 4:35 PM CST
Many folks will start out on what is supposes to be a fun and exciting afternoon, day, or weekend trip. However, no one ever thinks they will end up lost, hurt, in an accident, or find themselves in need of survival skills until it is too late.

Could you Survive in the Outdoors With Just A Knife ?

Or Are You Really Ready?
Imagevalleylynn
Oct 25, 2010 7:33 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
So true Sarge. We have been in that position once in my life time.
ImageZanymuse
Oct 25, 2010 7:47 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Maybe...Depends on where I am at the time and what the conditions are. But unless I am locked inside Walmart I really do not have to find out the hard way!
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Imagevalleylynn
Oct 25, 2010 8:19 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Well you would have everything you need Brenda. Knife, food, blankets. Big Grin
ImageZanymuse
Oct 25, 2010 8:21 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Yes, I would really be roughing it if they turned off the power and there was no internet connected computer!
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ImageRetSgt
Oct 26, 2010 2:27 PM CST
Name: Sarge
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Now Zany That Just Don't Count Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Lynn, Care too share it with the rest of us ? What happen ?

Sarge
Imagevalleylynn
Oct 26, 2010 3:09 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
We were on an elk hunting trip. We packed our camp in on horses into the high country of Taneum Creek area in Kittitas County, WA
It was a 10 mile ride of very steep climbing terrain to our camp that is set up in late summer and left until the end of hunting season. This particular year it stayed set up until spring thaw. : )
A record breaking blizzard hit in the afternoon making travel impossible. We sheltered the horses behind the tent and left the saddles on them for added protection, and secured side by side for added warmth. We brought in extra water from the spring and stock piled wood inside the tent and just outside the doorway. Added extra blankets on the floor, zipped two sleeping bags together for each of the two couples. Me and DH slept on the floor with the cot over us and the other couple sleeping on it in the other sleeping bag. None of us got much sleep that night, it was so cold that icicles where hanging from the ceiling of the tent even though we had a wood burning stove going inside the tent. This was a tent made for winter use and just big enough for the four of us with now extra room.
Morning broke with a bright blue sky and extremely cold. We had to dig out of the tent, dig the horses out of what became a snow cave, feed and water the horses, make us a hot breakfast and keep moving to stay warm.
It took us all day to make the 10 miles back down the mountain to the meadow where the horse trucks were. We kept rotating the horses to the front to break trail all the way down. None of these were small horses, the new fallen snow was chest deep on them. Being able to ride them down the mountain kept us warm from their body heat.
We were the only ones up there that year that did not have to be helicopter lifted out, which I find amazing as ours was the highest, most remote camp.
Granted we did have more than a knife. Big Grin
ImageRetSgt
Oct 26, 2010 3:29 PM CST
Name: Sarge
Live Life You may not be here tomor
Excellent Story and Survival Skills Lynn,

Thank You for sharing it being prepared is something that starts at the base camp and Not in the woods . Good Job!

Sarge
Imagevalleylynn
Oct 26, 2010 3:59 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
We were in our mid and late 20's at that time, so looked at it as a grand survival adventure. It did take us a couple of days to get the two trucks going. The radiators were filled with the maximum antifreeze and still was like a slushy. We had to tarp the hood and build a fine under the tarp to warm the radiators enough to get them started. All is well that ends well. Lovey dubby
ImageRetSgt
Oct 26, 2010 4:31 PM CST
Name: Sarge
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I have Had to do that a time or two my self with the fire and tarp thing due to slush.

Sarge
Imagevalleylynn
Oct 26, 2010 6:25 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Inconvenient, but necessary when that happens.
Imagesilverslayer
Oct 30, 2010 11:04 AM CST
Name: silverslayer
Fla.
My children will always be my life!
dont forget to have water with you or a way you can carry it with you besides shelter water is going to keep you hydraded and keep you going
ImageRetSgt
Oct 30, 2010 11:20 AM CST
Name: Sarge
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it is Not A Trick Question those things you can find or make once you are there . However, you are correct on those issues .

Sarge
ImageNEILMUIR1
Nov 14, 2010 10:48 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
I did the British Army Arctic warfare school in Norway and you had to survive outside and it was -50f. I also did the commando survival course at Loch Eil in Scotland and that was pretty rough in January & February. I was also in Nepal in the Himalayas with the Gurkhas, and there is nothing up there apart from rocks, ice, snow and mountain goats. Outward Bound survival course on an island in the Atlantic, that was not much fun. 7 months on a saltmarsh on one of the highest tidal reaches in the world on my own whilst doing mt Degree. Although I was supposed to get supplies weekly, due to the fact that the tide can come up 58ft in 15 minutes it has a tendency to move thousands of tons of mud every day. Therefore on many occasions even there Land Rovers could not come for weeks or in one case a month on an end. You soon learnt how to catch Ducks. Plus of course my grandparents who lived on Blubberhouse moor in Yorkshire, which is a very barren and dangerous place.
Also the escape and evasion plus survival over the Brecon Beacons course. OPs on the IGB when the cold war was at its height and a few other things as well.
Do any of these count Sarge?
Regards.
Neil.
ImageRetSgt
Nov 15, 2010 9:58 AM CST
Name: Sarge
Live Life You may not be here tomor
Hello Mr. Neil,

I surely would think that you Qualify for the Survival Badge Sir. There are only a few that train in such conditions and tactics these days and subsequently are claimed Not to exist as a unit . yet they always seem to “Get-R-Done” when things need to be done, done fast, and in the concept that they were never there. If you know the Type of Units that supposedly Do Not exist ! LOL

Well done Sir, and thank You for Sharing your Accomplishments with everyone .

Sarge

I tip my hat to you.
ImageNEILMUIR1
Nov 15, 2010 7:58 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Sorry Sarge, i do not know what Units you are talking about. Rolling on the floor laughing
Regards.
Neil (Ghost).
ImageRetSgt
Nov 15, 2010 9:38 PM CST
Name: Sarge
Live Life You may not be here tomor
Glare Sticking tongue out

Sarge
ImageMagpie
Dec 6, 2010 7:06 PM CST
Name: Jon, Chris or JC Deisher
Eagle River, Alaska
So ... what'dya think?
Units that "do not exist" ... are "phantom" units. They exist, but you'll never see them ... ^^
Those that do see them, likely do not live to tell about it.

Regarding survival with a knife ... how about survival without one?
"Magpie" Jon
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ImageRetSgt
Dec 6, 2010 9:48 PM CST
Name: Sarge
Live Life You may not be here tomor
Well Brother,

While it would be difficult to do it is not imposable to do as the Natives have done it for Centuries.

Adapting, Improvising and Overcoming and that my friend is what Survival is all about.

Sarge

:tiphat:
ImageMagpie
Dec 6, 2010 11:14 PM CST
Name: Jon, Chris or JC Deisher
Eagle River, Alaska
So ... what'dya think?
If you can start a fire, then other things can come from that ...
So the question then is, can one start a fire with out a match? ... Okay, flint and steel works. Suppose no flint and steel ... ? Bow and friction ... then ...? Not many know where to go from there ... (some will ask .. uh ... bow and friction ??)
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