Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#295925 - 05/03/20 06:49 AM Re: ... cuz I had nothing to do !!! [Re: Chisel]
Herman30 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 358
Loc: Finland
Content of survival kit depends on greatly where you are.
But this guy proves that in Finland it is enough with a knife and firemaking kit. And knowlidge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLOsnBaWVBA

Top
#295930 - 05/03/20 08:14 AM Re: ... cuz I had nothing to do !!! [Re: Herman30]
Phaedrus Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2689
Loc: Big Sky Country
Originally Posted By: Herman30
Content of survival kit depends on greatly where you are.
But this guy proves that in Finland it is enough with a knife and firemaking kit. And knowlidge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLOsnBaWVBA


I will check the video out, thanks! I still think even if you have a lot of knowledge it's still good to have gear. Given a knife and a firesteel I would probably do alright if I knew ahead of time where I was going and when. But recreating everything from scratch in the woods is very slow and inefficient compared to taking along proper gear.
_________________________
“I'd rather have questions that cannot be answered than answers that can't be questioned.” —Richard Feynman

Top
#295938 - 05/03/20 02:28 PM Re: ... cuz I had nothing to do !!! [Re: Phaedrus]
hikermor Online   content
Geezer in Chief
Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7306
Loc: southern Cal
Certainly knowledge plus gear is the best situation. But knowledge is probably most important since many survival situation revolve around decisions made as to actions to take.

Coming to a flooding stream,do you cross or not? Do we climb this cliff, even though we don't have a rope or climbing gear? I see lightning, should we seek shelter or forge ahead?

The gear has no value unless the owner knows how and when to use it properly - indeed the goodies can get you deeper into trouble if not employed appropriately.
_________________________
Geezer in Chief

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2



Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, chaosmagnet, cliff 
August
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 312 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
keril, MarcusPetz, CBlackRaven, TnSweetie, Sundiver70
5321 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Bear attacks revisited
by DaveL
Yesterday at 10:56 PM
Lost in the Woods for 13 Days
by hikermor
Yesterday at 07:52 PM
What Would You Bring?
by brandtb
Yesterday at 03:52 PM
Granny Knot Zipper Pull
by TonyE
Yesterday at 03:24 PM
Mask preferences
by haertig
Yesterday at 12:32 PM
Smallest possible survival kit
by Phaedrus
08/01/20 04:41 AM
The urban '10 essentials'
by Phaedrus
07/31/20 03:25 AM
New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism
by TeacherRO
07/30/20 09:17 PM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.