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#288582 - 04/01/18 04:17 AM Survival tips
Just Offline

Registered: 03/10/18
Posts: 10
Hey guys,
Which is the best survival tip to you that have served you most out there?? Want to make a list of them. smile

#288583 - 04/01/18 07:23 AM Re: Survival tips [Re: Just]
M_a_x Offline
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 963
Loc: Germany
Make a realistic risk assesment before you go. That allows to act accordingly.
It also lowers the risk to have to switch to actual survival mode.
At about the same level is aquiring and honing skills.
If it isn´t broken, it doesn´t have enough features yet.

#288584 - 04/01/18 01:35 PM Re: Survival tips [Re: M_a_x]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6228
Loc: southern Cal
Experience and skills, especially first aid, are more important than equipment

Learn to improvise - think outside the box.

Lurking on another forum, I notice you are asking the same question there. Writing a book/?

Edited by hikermor (04/01/18 01:54 PM)
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#288585 - 04/01/18 03:51 PM Re: Survival tips [Re: Just]
Montanero Offline

Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1239
Loc: North Carolina
Recognize that your brain is the best survival tool in existence. Develop it, train it, think, observe, plan.

#288591 - 04/02/18 02:46 AM Re: Survival tips [Re: Just]
Bingley Offline

Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1369
1. Make everything tactical!

2. If it's not MOLLE, throw it in the garbage.

3. Big Rambo knives only. Nothing shorter than 10 inches. Also, must be tactical.

4. Need to carry five guns and at least a thousand rounds of ammo (200 x 5 types). With anything less, you cannot respond effectively to a tactical situation.

5. Don't worry about food, water, and shelter, because you can just live off the land even if you've never hunted before.

6. The internet will provide you with all the training you need.

7. TEOTWAWKI is the only scenario worth preparing for. Forget earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, power outage, train chemical spill, etc. That's for sissies.

#288592 - 04/02/18 03:44 AM Re: Survival tips [Re: Bingley]
AKSAR Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 1078
Loc: Alaska
Bingley, you are spot on! You totally nailed it! You hit it out of the park!

Edited by AKSAR (04/02/18 03:45 AM)
"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more."
-Dorothy, in The Wizard of Oz

#288593 - 04/02/18 04:07 AM Re: Survival tips [Re: Bingley]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6228
Loc: southern Cal
Only five guns??
Geezer in Chief

#288594 - 04/02/18 04:44 AM Re: Survival tips [Re: Just]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2645
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: Just
Hey guys,
Which is the best survival tip to you that have served you most out there?

Okay, I'll play:

Rule #1: Make a concerted and conscious effort to avoid placing yourself in a survival situation.

#288598 - 04/02/18 05:14 PM Re: Survival tips [Re: Just]
BruceZed Offline

Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 291
Loc: Canada

Stop, Think, Orient and Plan
Bruce Zawalsky
Chief Instructor
Boreal Wilderness Institute

#288599 - 04/02/18 06:11 PM Re: Survival tips [Re: Just]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4710
So many survival situations start with simply getting lost — stay found. Learn to use a map & compass, and if you have a GPS, use that with a map so your GPS back-up stays current. Don’t get lost.

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