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  1. Old Geezer

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  2. Scott Hobbs

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    Hello, I am Scott.

    Currently living in the UK.

    I posted this in the important thread originally but realised it is probably better suited here. Please advise if I should put in another thread.

    I hope I can acquire enough knowledge, or advice where to get knowledge and skills to take steps in the direction of life I have considered and decided as a challenge for my future here on this forum.
    I am planning as many have planned, to leave the rat race for a more deliberate, long term life off the land.
    My wife is Canadian, one of our steps is, we have decided to start out journey there. Though our off grid dream will not relisticly begin without the right knowledge, skills, practiced.

    My mind is a little bit more prepared, than my wife's, (the theory of what is required).
    We both have hiking experience, have understanding of clothing layering, have prepared and cooked food on our camping, hiking travels, popped in a hole, but realistically, knowledge/skill is more realistic to say basic or complete beginner.



    This does not faze us, as we know that any journey is made up of individual steps, and gifts ones haveto be made.

    I hope I was right to put all this here, but I mainly hope for advice on a first step.

    Thankyou in advance

    Scott
     
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  3. deyv

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    Hi All,
    My name is Dave, I have survived this world for 55 years and I am still going :)
     
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  4. Keith H.

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    Good day Scott & welcome to this forum.
    Keith.
     
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  5. Keith H.

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    Good day to you Dave, welcome to this forum. Where abouts are you living Dave?
    Keith.
     
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  6. deyv

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    Hi,

    I live in the people's republic of kalifornia. Pray for me :)
     
  7. Mekada

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    You poor soul...
     
  8. Old Geezer

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    If you live in Northern California, you can grow hemp. This being for rope-making of course.
     
  9. Taq Noob

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    Helloooo. Im Dean. From south africa. Security business owner. Ameture survivalist and prepper. Ive got enough fat stored on me to keep me alive for a while in a bug out situation, lol.
     
  10. Tom Williams

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    Hi to all WELCOME TO ALL PLEASE READ ALL INFO IN AND PLEASE STICK TO TOPIC ALL INFO IS WELCOME
     
  11. PriscillaKing

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    At least the weather's on your side, as long as you stay away from earthquakes :)
     
  12. Prepper pots

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    Hi there, Prepper pots here. Gauteng. Not a survivalist or anything of the sort, just a woman worried about our situation in the country, can't afford to emigrate and would just like to gather as much knowledge and advice for when SHTF
     
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  13. Keith H.

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    Welcome to this forum Prepper pots.
    Keith.
     
  14. PriscillaKing

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    Hello, Prepper pots!
     
  15. Fight4Life

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    I'm a 62 year old retired teacher and a woman. A friend and I decided that the world seems to be going so gosh darn crazy that we want to buy some land in the country for us and our families, and learn how to live in case we are forced to go off grid. Plus in the last storm our town was without electricity for almost a week! That was a real learning experience!
     
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  16. Fight4Life

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    Hi Prepper pots! I just posted too, and joined for the same reason! This world seems to be going crazy, so I want to learn and be prepared!
     
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  17. Fight4Life

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    Hi Prepper pots! I just posted too, and joined for the same reason! This world seems to be going crazy, so I want to learn and be prepared!
     
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  18. TexDanm

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    You have already taken the first and most important step to survival...FORETHOUGHT. Now all you need to do is add a little knowledge and a few supplies and you will be way ahead of most people.

    Welcome to the group...
     
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  19. PriscillaKing

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    Hi, Damian! Welcome to this Australian site from an occasional poster in Virginia. Do you still see a lot of different birds in Sarasota? (Indication of air and water quality!)
     
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  20. PriscillaKing

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    Good! Cheers!

    I used to be allergic to Florida, have chronic "cold symptoms" for however long we stayed with my favorite aunt in St. Petersburg, but she was still a great aunt and there was still great wildlife watching around the Everglades. Was sad when my Significant Other reported that on the other coast around Coral Gables he hardly even saw a seagull.
     
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  21. snake6264

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    Hello Nice to be here I'm from Illinois willing to learn willing to share
     
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  22. BurtGummer

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    Hello, I'm a 48 years old prepper. I was 7 years in the army. I m a hunter and like to go in the nature.
    I'm in to share and to take some ideas.
     
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  23. Keith H.

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    Australian site???
    Keith.
     
  24. Keith H.

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    Good day & welcome to this forum Burt.
    Keith.
     
  25. Keith H.

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    Welcome to this forum fight4life, good to have you onboard.
    Keith.
     
  26. lonewolf

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    somebody needs to train up on their geography eh Keith??
     
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  27. Keith H.

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    I wish this was an Australian site, the one I am on is pretty much dead. Only one member posting, ME! Only one member replying, the admin!:rolleyes:
     
  28. TexDanm

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    When I first came here and you said somewhere that you lived in New England I went for quite a while thinking that you lived in the North East part of the USA. LOL...
     
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  29. Keith H.

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    Australia was also known as "the New World", & it has many of the old country names. We have "The Great Lakes", we even have a Bolivia! It can get confusing.
    Keith.
     
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  30. TexDanm

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    Texas is like that. We have London, Paris, Berlin and Moscow along with a few towns near me with more colorful Texas type name Like Cut and Shoot Texas and Point Blank Texas.
     
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  31. Lee CT NE

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    Same with Nebraska.
     
  32. TexDanm

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    If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.

    I was told that if you don't know where you are going that you shouldn't be surprised when you never get there.

    Much the same thought...
     
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  33. Lee CT NE

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    For sure my friend.
     
  34. Lindalee

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    Hi, new member, from Northern Cape, South Africa, came across this sitevwhile looking for the necessary things for our survival kit. Living on farm here and its quite stressfull.
     
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      Welcome!
       
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  35. Beforenow

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    Good evening,

    Obviously new here, but not new to prepping and survival. 50's, married male, extensive travel, and eclectic experience.
     
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  36. Lee CT NE

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    Welcome!
     
  37. SurvivalMike

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    Random facts I found out today that may be useful.

    (Let me know if you find evidence to the contrary)



    • Sucking venom from a bite wound will only do harm. Venom will already be in the bloodstream and your mouth might only add bacteria to the site.
    • If you get lost in the wilderness don’t make finding food your first priority. Most people depending on starting point can survive around a month or more without food. WATER and SHELTER is first priority.( or weapons. I like those)
    • Drinking water straight from a cactus is likely to make you vomit and become dehydrated faster. There is certain cactus that you can extract and filter water from but you have to know how.
    • Moss doesn’t grow on the north side of trees it can grow on any side (sorry if its an obvious one)
    • Just because an animal can eat it doesn’t mean you can. Some things like certain berries and mushrooms can be eaten by some animals but fatal for humans!
     
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  38. DarkBlue1215

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    My name is Joe. I like the idea of self-sufficiency, especially if a major critical incident occurs. I want to try to prepare to take care of myself and my family either at home or in the field should something happen.
     
  39. TexDanm

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    The thing about this is that the conditions that a survivor tries to prepare for are different than the advice offered now. If you have a hospital to go to your best bet is to stay calm do nothing and head to the hospital. Cutting, sucking and tourniquets all have dangers attached to do in them that are not worth risking if you can get to a hospital in any sort of a reasonable time.

    All that changes when there is no hope of professional assistance. All good snake bite kits include sterile blades, proper tension bands and some form of suction cups or syringe that you use rather than sucking with your mouth. If you do it RIGHT and maintain a clean work area I don't think that you have anything to lose trying to get as much of the poison out of you as possible.

    If you are just lost in the woods you should eat NOTHING!!! Trying to eat things that are not part of your normal diet, even if the stuff is perfectly eatable, can give you diarrhea and that is the last thing that you want. You can get dehydrated amazingly fast and that can lead to disorientation. Better to be hungry for a while that chance this. After a couple of weeks if you feel that rescue is not going to happen start SLOWLY eating small amounts of one thing at a time. This will allow your body to adjust and also tell you what to NEVER eat again without making you too sick..

    Welcome and happy greetings.
     
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  40. Old Geezer

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    All of your bulleted items are true as far as I know.

    Do not suck poison out of a snakebite -- especially with your own mouth. If you have any gum lesions, any tooth cavities, on and on, you are in deep trouble. Pit viper snake venom contains proteolytic enzymes, which is to say one ingredient digests proteins, and such bites cave in -- the tissue dissolved.
     
  41. TexDanm

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    You don't suck with your mouth. You don't cut with a nasty pocket knife. You never apply a tourniquet that stops the blood flow. A tension band slows the absorption by constricting the lymph system that is just under the skin. That is all you want to do. The thing is that if you cut the blood off to say your foot, you may lose that foot even if the snake failed to inject poison into you. Applying a tight tourniquet is like trying to help someone that is coughing by STRANGLING them into unconsciousness.
     
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  42. Old Geezer

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    Tourniquets are for when someone is hosing-out all of their life blood. Losing a limb isn't as bad as losing a life.

    If going to use a tourniquet, get the training, and use the CAT-2 tourniquet:

    https://mymedic.us/products/cat-2-tourniquet
     
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  43. 2guns

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    rocky mountain native
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    prepper
     
  44. TexDanm

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    Greetings!!
     
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