Moving To The Wilderness.

Discussion in 'Farming and Gardening' started by Keith H., May 9, 2016.

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  1. Keith H.

    Keith H. Moderator Staff Member

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    Gardening and Construction Tools.

    When moving out bush with a view to long term living you need to have some idea in your head as to the type of area you are looking for. You will need permanent water if possible, a creek or a river. This may also supply reeds for shelter construction & other items. A cave would make a great shelter or even a rock shelter, but if these are not available at your water source then you will have to construct shelters.

    These types of tools are generally bulky & heavy, but they can also double as weapons if you have people to carry them. Helves, handles & stails can be removed from the heads & the heads can be carried in a pack if this is easier than carrying the complete tool. Think carefully about the tools you will need. In a long term wilderness living situation you will need to produce gardens & construct shelters.

    Here is a list of tools that I have collected for this purpose:

    · Felling axe

    · Small shovel

    · Small mattock/pick

    · Sickle or sword

    · Hoe

    · Auger

    · Gimlet

    · Pruning saw

    Seed Suggestions.

    · Pumpkin/squash

    · Zucchini marrow

    · Silverbeet

    · Chard

    · Sunflowers

    · Corn

    · Potatoes

    · Tomatoes

    · Jerusalem Artichokes

    You will never starve if you are growing Jerusalem Artichokes. These are a root crop which last through winter & continue to grow when warmer weather comes. They are related to the sunflower .
  2. KarlSurvivor

    KarlSurvivor Active Member

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    I was looking up how to construct a shelter and I found there are two types: poncho and natural. It might depend on what things do you have with you. For the first one, you need a waterproof material or a blanket, two or three points of contact, enough rocks or trees, ponchos or ropes. For the second one, you need branches, large leaves, sand. The most important thing is both will keep you warm. Read more about kind of shelters and their characteristics here Which one do you prefer? Have you ever constructed a shelter? What resources did you use?
  3. Keith H.

    Keith H. Moderator Staff Member

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    There are numerous shelter types, more than just two. There are natural shelters such as rock castles/overhangs, hollow standing trees, hollow fallen trees, & caves. Then there are primitive shelters such as wigwams (NOT tipi), lean-to, half faced shelters. Then there are the ones you carry with you, such as tents & oil cloth. The oil cloth is by far the most versatile & easiest to carry.
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