Words Not To Use
- Camping/backpacking/hiking. The correct term is surviving
- If you fail at camping you are just a lousy camper. If you fail at surviving you are dead. Higher stakes.
- Woods/forest. It should be referred to as the wilderness.
- The root-word of wilderness is wild. The root word or forest is rest. We aren't resting. We are surviving.
- Build/ Make. You don't "build" a shelter or "make'' a snare. We fashion things.
- As in "I fashioned a bow out of a willow limb." or "I fashioned pants from that tree moss."
- Not knowing how to set a snare
- Getting lost
- Not having food
Here are our backpacks all ready to go.
Ready to survive
Despite the popular theory, I did not break this tree.
A big rock face we saw on our adventureNear some pretty awesome countryThis was the site we picked for our basecamp.
We quickly began to fashion a shelter.
The finished product
Shelter sweet shelter. We began the fire starting process by a friction method (rubbing 2 sticks together)
I will now post some educational videos. WARNING: High Belly Laugh Content.
And yes he really did eat that.
We went out to set snares in the wilderness to see what we could catch for dinner.
We had rope in hand and found a great place that was full of squirrels. It was then we realized we did not know how to make snares.
That is the brunt of our adventures. We experienced swarms of wild bees and I vomited through the night. But we did what we had to do.
After comparing our skills to those of the survivalists we see on TV we can only reach 1 conclusion about them. Those shows have to be fake.