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#292435 - 06/09/19 12:13 PM Re: Basic Survival Skills that shouldn’t be complicate [Re: Russ]
WesleyH Offline
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Registered: 05/26/16
Posts: 97
Loc: OKLAHOMA
The Walk downhill and or follow a stream reminds me of the story of a couple who were visiting the San Jacinto mountain, went off trail and got lost for 3 days.

"In the morning, they struggled to follow a stream downhill through boulder-strewn terrain..."(1) which basically got them trapped.

Amazingly, they discovered the pack of a lost hiker who had died and were able to use the contents to eventually get rescued. The story was also featured on an episode of "I shouldn't be alive -Date from Hell (episode 43)



(1) https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-may-11-me-hikers11-story.html

See also:

http://www.traditionalmountaineering.org/Report_Lost_TwoHikers.htm

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#292441 - 06/10/19 06:14 AM Re: Basic Survival Skills that shouldn’t be complicate [Re: Russ]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2380
Loc: Big Sky Country
Wow! Quite a tale!
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#292500 - 06/16/19 06:34 PM Re: Basic Survival Skills that shouldn’t be complicate [Re: Russ]
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 792
I am often amazed at what very basic skills people do not understand; fire starting, changing a tire, making food.

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#292827 - 07/24/19 11:30 PM Re: Basic Survival Skills that shouldn’t be complicate [Re: Russ]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5212
Loc: SOCAL
Reviving this one even if it isn’t that old. It’s a good thread for basic skills.

How to Read a Map - Outside Online

It’s very basic, beginner’s map reading; I was expecting a little more. Doesn’t get into lat-long, UTM or Geographic coordinate systems in general... and then he goes straight to orienteering, with not much of a segue. Maybe he knows his readership.

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#292833 - 07/27/19 04:35 PM Re: Basic Survival Skills that shouldn’t be complicate [Re: teacher]
BruceZed Offline
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Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 309
Loc: Canada
When I teach teenagers, I now expect at least 20% have never even lite a match, that why I start teaching very basic skills, before adding complex skills to the mix
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