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Old 01-21-2013, 10:00 PM
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It is time for us to learn the skills to survive. We need to learn these skills because we will need them. Learn as much as you can. I am doing the same. It will help!
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Survival skills these days means going through a full day without checking your Facebook/phone
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No facebook/twitter/my space for me and I go days without a phone call. so do I win?
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No facebook/twitter/my space for me and I go days without a phone call. so do I win?
right there with you cbaer5!!!
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Survival skills these days means going through a full day without checking your Facebook/phone
OH JUST KILL ME NOW!!
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So Google + is ok then?
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Survival in Hostile Terrain Following catastrophic events (SHTF) Seminar by the Academy of Saint Crispian

A seminar focused on the personal management of likely large scale emergency events in the Southern California region.

Date: 17 February 2013. 8:30am - 5:30 pm.

Place: Angeles Shooting Range classroom zip code 91342

Price: Tentatively $50

Seats: 30 maximum

Topics to include:
*A macroscopic/historical overview of societal changing events.
*How these events affect us.
*Planning process and coordination.
*Routes, terrain and operational terms.
*Logistics: Food, water, supplies, and more.
*Communications.
*Emergency medicine considerations.
*Physical fitness and nutrition.
*Firearms and ammunition considerations.
*Personal equipment: packs (bug out bags) and load bearing equipment.
*Tactics, techniques, technologies, tips and procedures concerning your equipment.
*Guest speakers and vendors. Christopher Nyerges is scheduled: http://www.christophernyerges.com/
*Gear swap meet (break even or make money on this seminar!)

Knowledge applicable to everyday citizens, military, law enforcement and related to hiking, camping, backpacking, extreme traveling, and more.

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http://www.stcrispian.com/Contact__Enroll.html
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You should read Nessmuck & Kepharts bools.
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Kephart's books are great. I have read about him.
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Ragnar Benson?
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Ok I'll start.
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It is time for us to learn the skills to survive. We need to learn these skills because we will need them. Learn as much as you can. I am doing the same. It will help!
So your basic message is "Learn stuff cause you will need it!"

Why isn't your screen name "Capt Obvious"?

Which skills exactly are you referring to? Most of us have learned the skills to survive in our current civilization. Those who haven't learned these skills did stuff like walking out into traffic and they probably didn't survive.

If you are trying to tell us that we need to learn and practice the skills to survive without any modern conveniences like electricity, running water, central air conditioning and heat, a fully stocked grocery store on every corner and a government teat to suck upon, then why didn't you just come out and say that?

We need to learn the survival skills necessary to allow us to survive in a SHTF scenario like a major earthquake, or the collapse of the US Government, or a massive solar EMP.

Primitive hunter/gatherer skills will be needed in the immediate short term, and 1700/1800s farming/ranching techniques will be needed in the long term.

Some skills needed for survival will be:
Making a fire without matches.
Purifying Water.
Identifying edible plants and poisonous plants. Eating the wrong thing can kill you.
Food preparation without a microwave oven.
Food storage/preservation without refrigeration.
Medical treatment without high tech surgical suites.
Raising animals for food and the associated slaughter and butchering.
Making soap.
The use of hand tools.
Making cloth from natural sources.
Blacksmithing.
Carpentry.
Sanitation without running water and modern sewage treatment.
Disposal of the dead.
And a hundred other skills that most members of modern society do not currently possess.
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Well, okay.

Here's something to get you started

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=yy7eWhhOd18
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According to Napoleon Dynamite girls only like guys with skills.

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So your basic message is "Learn stuff cause you will need it!"

Why isn't your screen name "Capt Obvious"?

Which skills exactly are you referring to? Most of us have learned the skills to survive in our current civilization. Those who haven't learned these skills did stuff like walking out into traffic and they probably didn't survive.

If you are trying to tell us that we need to learn and practice the skills to survive without any modern conveniences like electricity, running water, central air conditioning and heat, a fully stocked grocery store on every corner and a government teat to suck upon, then why didn't you just come out and say that?

We need to learn the survival skills necessary to allow us to survive in a SHTF scenario like a major earthquake, or the collapse of the US Government, or a massive solar EMP.

Primitive hunter/gatherer skills will be needed in the immediate short term, and 1700/1800s farming/ranching techniques will be needed in the long term.

Some skills needed for survival will be:
Making a fire without matches.
Purifying Water.
Identifying edible plants and poisonous plants. Eating the wrong thing can kill you.
Food preparation without a microwave oven.
Food storage/preservation without refrigeration.
Medical treatment without high tech surgical suites.
Raising animals for food and the associated slaughter and butchering.
Making soap.
The use of hand tools.
Making cloth from natural sources.
Blacksmithing.
Carpentry.
Sanitation without running water and modern sewage treatment.
Disposal of the dead.
And a hundred other skills that most members of modern society do not currently possess.
Where I come from those are life skills. They are not skills you can learn out of a book and or from a seminar. Hunting and gathering will lead to your death in this state. Too many people impacting a very limited resource.

Most here, up to 90% will perish within a year if things collapse. They don't have the resources put away to last the year or so that will take things to sort out.

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Excellent list Deco. I expect to have a tough time turning an animal into dinner, cuts and cleanliness will be tricky.

Id edible plants, needs work. Treating a bullet wound, high on my list.. the ability to keep a sharp blade is pretty good.

Working with molten metal is a must. Making soap is not to be overlooked, jeeze, I'm slacking.

Speaking of tools -- learn how to make electricity work for you!

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Gardening, bee-keeping, small animal husbandry, fruit tree pruning and when those psychopathic bastards running things try to come and take it, Ragnar Benson had some pretty good ideas put out by Loompanics about 30 years ago.
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A good old fashioned camping triip is a great way to practice your skills. Being in the outdoors adds some realism and sometimes some motivation, as opposed to making soap in the garage with the football game on the tv. I used to camp with very primitive tools and a rifle for days on end when I was in my teens, and bringing only minimal food and water. Of course, I was only a matter of a few miles from roads and people, but it was great experience. I was hungry a lot, and ate a couple of fairly unsavory things, but practiced building a fire, making a shelter, finding clean (enough) water, etc.
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Thanks for promoting me to Captain. I used to be SPC Obvious.
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Well on that note I give you my shameless plug... The Home Distiller's Workbook

Being able to make moonshine is a huge, at least to me, skill to have in your arsenal.

I can use it to power my generator, my cars, I have an alcohol stove, you can clean with it, it has medial uses and I've even heard it's pretty tasty to drink!
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So are you telling me that when the SHTF, I wont be able to update my face book status? I cant send out tweets?

Oh man...F**K it. I am just going to eat my gun.
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Ya totally agree.

Skills to find the nearest Sams club/Costco.......Walmart/Target. I got those locations located on my iphone so I'm good to go.
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Thanks for promoting me to Captain. I used to be SPC Obvious.
Just passing on the favor. I used to be TSgt Pain in the A**, but recently got promoted straight to Major.
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GeeDog is Right. You do need to go on a camping trip. I use to go camping all the time when I was younger. But I am older, and I like my bunker.

But for the last 2 years, I have been spending a week at GF house. In the desert north of Kramer Junction. One week in winter and a week on the summer. This summer, I plan to stay there in my truck and B.O.T.

This would be my first test in 40 years.

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Now, An idea... Maybe we should have a BUG OUT meet.
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You will find that the ground is significantly harder than it was 40 years ago.

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GeeDog is Right. You do need to go on a camping trip. I use to go camping all the time when I was younger. But I am older, and I like my bunker.

But for the last 2 years, I have been spending a week at GF house. In the desert north of Kramer Junction. One week in winter and a week on the summer. This summer, I plan to stay there in my truck and B.O.T.

This would be my first test in 40 years.

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Now, An idea... Maybe we should have a BUG OUT meet.
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You will find that the ground is significantly harder than it was 40 years ago.
So, so true.

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