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Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by XtianAus, May 24, 2016.

  1. alewn

    alewn Banned BANNED

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    Jun 22, 2016
    you can start fires with the batteries of the satellite phone, TV cam, or the light they give you. You can start fires with the camera lense if the sun is out. you can build a V frame and keep the fire going for 12 hours by having gravity feed logs to the fire. You gotta build a shelter over your fire and keep it WET, or it'll burn, sooner or later. Keep fire and sparks well away from your gear, hair, clothing. Heat the tarp shelter with big, flat rocks that you've heated in/near your fire. Bury them under your sleeping area. Primitives all over the world make a machete suffice for all their cutting jobs.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2016
  2. alewn

    alewn Banned BANNED

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    Jun 22, 2016
    once you get one fire (can be done with the flare they give you) you can make charred material and then you can start fires much more easily. You can keep tinder and charred material and kindling dry, you can find rocks that will spark from your saw or your machete, and you can make a bow drill.
     
  3. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    There can be only one.. and that is GSO 5.1 in 3V.
     
  4. alewn

    alewn Banned BANNED

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    Jun 22, 2016
    every bear aint 900 lbs. In fact, most are 200 lbs, just like the man that you "think" you can handle ok with a .38 snub.
     
  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    But you have to multiply by a factor of 2 or 3 when it comes to animal strength vs man. Sort of in the same way that a male (or female, but less so) human being on meth or completely out of his effacing mind is crazy strong even if he weighs 130 lb.
     
  6. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    alewn, you're a fountain of knowledge! I think though that there are rules against using the given items for survival and comfort. I think only the 10 items you pick can be used as tools. I thought I even read somewhere that they were pretty clear on things like not cutting up clothes for cordage and other creative solutions like that.
     
  7. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    Anyone still watching this? I missed a bunch of episodes but have seen the most recent 3 or 4.
     
  8. B34NS

    B34NS

    Dec 30, 2013
    Yep! Down to 4 left. Was on a google hang out with Nicole hosted by John McCann yesterday, should be up on youtube in a few days I'll post back here. She answered a ton of questions, especially all of mine around food, I hope she won! :D
     
  9. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    I never heard of that. You got to speak with her directly?! Post it up!
     
  10. B34NS

    B34NS

    Dec 30, 2013
    Was hosted by aroundthecabin.com with a handful of us in there. I thought it was a great discussion! Skip ahead to 6 mins where it really starts.

    [video=youtube;QgGbnM0YCNA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgGbnM0YCNA[/video]
     
  11. alewn

    alewn Banned BANNED

    130
    Jun 22, 2016
    and the same thing applies. If you want good odds of stopping him in time, you have to brain him, just as you will the bear. if you are allowed to use things you find, why would you not be able unravel a hammock made of paracord, hmm? Better yet, why not just start with a hammock made of folded gill net?
     
  12. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    Thanks, B34NS, I will definitely check that out!
     
  13. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    The season ended last week right? Did season 1 do a final wrap up episode? I can't remember.

    Thoughts on last week?????
     
  14. flannel man

    flannel man

    59
    Apr 4, 2015
    The survival knife I'd use to survive a bear attack would be a Jeep. I'd drive like heck outta there! Or please gimme an M1A1 Abrams tank. That'd do it.

    But I'd use a GSO-6 or -7/7 in the most remote situations. I've only used 5.1s, but I'd choose a little more length on the blade in case I needed it.

    I haven't ever seen the TV show though....
     
  15. gsx-rboy750

    gsx-rboy750

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    Jul 3, 2014
    I believe a canadian farmer killed a bear with no weapons.
     
  16. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Would love to read that story.
     
  17. gsx-rboy750

    gsx-rboy750

    331
    Jul 3, 2014
    Long and the short is my friend told me he read the story on a plackard with roaming thru Canada. I also heard about the incident while in Canada. As a side note My mother is 75 and 1 of 13 raised in Canada. Her great grand mother would take all the kids berry picking and when they got rowdy she would form a circle and pick two of the youngings to fight. I have heard this story from many members of my family.
    In regards to her training 60 years before UFC I have personally seen my mother flip over her moped handle bars going 25mph and get back on like nothing happened,,, Bleeding. Long story.
    In addition I have seen my mom attach 2 Doberman pinchers who were about to attach me years ago when I was 5-6 on a Christmas walk. She was fine and the dogs disappeared as fast as they arrived.
    With out much research this is what I found. IMO a Canadian killing a bear with no weapons is believable.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-kills-bear-stick-hes-got-scars-prove-it.html
    https://huckberry.com/journal/posts/man-kills-grizzly-with-hands-and-teeth
    http://www.badassoftheweek.com/wanyandie.html
     
  18. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Nice!
    First one: Wow!
    Second one: Holy Shisa!!
    Third one: Fu** Yeah!!!!

    I was literally crying from the third one. The writing is hilarious. And the old Cree is... Well.… yeah, the ultimate BA.

    Thanks for the links!
     
  19. OBX351

    OBX351 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2014
    Old thread but the show is now in it's 3rd season I believe. I would take a 7/7.
     
  20. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    Yes, season 3! It seems like a pretty interesting cast this season. They are in Patagonia now whereas the first two seasons were on Vancouver Island. I watched the first episode a few weeks ago, but I'd like to get caught up.
     

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