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How many of you think primitive skills will be needed in a serious SHTF scenatio?

How many of you have such personal survival skills?

If there is a serious SHTF event, causing long time survival, primitive skills might be a survivalists physical salvation.

Below, I have posted a website containing many sources of primitive living skills.

http://www.tribaltek.org/lifeskills.html

Just so there is something for MELVIN, I will personally teach him the art of the SCALP-KNIFE. :D :D :D

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big waste of time. there will be PLENTY

of scroungable materials, far more steel, hand files, hatchets, saws, etc, than "workable" flint or obsidian. Plenty of plastic sheeting, metal sheeting, pipes, insulation, wire, rope, clothing, etc. Almost nobody has adquate defensive skills against what happens DAILY (somewhere) and it could easily be YOU, too, in the way of criminal attack. So why waste time and money on bs that you will NEVER need, like chipping flint, etc, hmm?
 

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I will be first to admit that my primitive survival skills are lacking but I'm working on it. Since Mr. Murphy is always on the job and real life often runs counter to our fantasys, it certainly does no harm to learn these skills. At the least, its a fascinating hobby.

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so is building REAL fighting ability, with

pistol and hands and feet, and the latter will keep you VERY fit and flexible, is about 10x as likely to be needed -appropriate as is the pistol, which is at least 10x as likely to be needed as is the rifle, which is at least 10x as likely to be needed as are primitive skils. 10,000 to one is BAD odds.
 

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Re: big waste of time. there will be PLENTY

andy said:
of scroungable materials, far more steel, hand files, hatchets, saws, etc, than "workable" flint or obsidian. Plenty of plastic sheeting, metal sheeting, pipes, insulation, wire, rope, clothing, etc. Almost nobody has adquate defensive skills against what happens DAILY (somewhere) and it could easily be YOU, too, in the way of criminal attack. So why waste time and money on bs that you will NEVER need, like chipping flint, etc, hmm?
Melvin - You're just not clear on the concept. However, let your looney mind lead you where ever it wants too.

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Re: so is building REAL fighting ability, with

andy said:
pistol and hands and feet, and the latter will keep you VERY fit and flexible, is about 10x as likely to be needed -appropriate as is the pistol, which is at least 10x as likely to be needed as is the rifle, which is at least 10x as likely to be needed as are primitive skils. 10,000 to one is BAD odds.
Melvin - Your acquisition of these skills is all in your mind. You don't have these claimed skills. Remember, I have seen how you walk and conduct yourself.

Melvin you were wetting your pants, in korea, in peacetime, when you were 150 miles away from the DMZ.

Do you remember posting about that?

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Primitive skills are useful to have. I don't however thing that we'll fall past the late 19th century technology-wise even in a major catastrophe. BUT those same primitive skill don't mean you're limited to primitive technology to implement them. Bowhunting skills are the same, whether using a recurve or compound bow. Knowing how to cook (including starting fires) is called camping, and is fun. Most primitive skills are fun to acquire. People who spend all of their time thinking about how bad-arsed they WISH they were and dream of being in combat 24/7 are either losers with no life, or 16 years old, maybe both.

I can have fun practicing primitive skills while camping with friends. Some people just don't have friends. They also don't have guns, skills, hand-to-hand ability, magazines newer than 1978. . .no matter how much they claim to.
 

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Hey tard,

Let's play a game. Say the SHTF and you're out in the wilderness. Something very, very bad has happened and you are left with the following items only...

1. the clothes on your back.
2. A single fixed bladed knife.

Can you use the above list to survive indefinitely? I can.

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Hard Rock said:
Hey tard,

Let's play a game. Say the SHTF and you're out in the wilderness. Something very, very bad has happened and you are left with the following items only...

1. the clothes on your back.
2. A single fixed bladed knife.

Can you use the above list to survive indefinitely? I can.

Mike
I think I could to, even to starting a fire, and building a shelter.

I hope though, that I would have access to back up equipment and supplies cached some where close by.

But, isn't what HardRock said, the whole idea behind learning primitive skills.

Bill
 
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