Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce what may be the single greatest group exercise in our short history.
Through a number of PMs, enough to fill several boxes, we have managed to come up with a mission that will test you, teach you, entertain you, and show you who you really are when the chips are down.
Some details are being finalized as we speak, I'll be able to share more soon.
I can tell you this much.
1) This was an effort that was realized through lengthy debate.
2) This will be a "spare time" project, but one that will require a commitment of 10 weeks. If you cannot dedicate a couple of hours a week for 10 weeks, you will not complete this course.
3) Esteemed cadre have been appointed, and will be filling you in on details shortly. I'll be joining your ranks, and hope to complete this course with you.
Completion of this course will uniquely qualify you to perform at an operational tempo that far exceeds anything you have known before.
Because, gentlemen, before there was Spec Ops, there was an individual capable of surviving in conditions unimaginable to most, with no support of any kind.
You will meet him. You will BE him.
Originally Posted by Franciscomv
Ok, fellows, the wait is over! I'm here to announce what could become the coolest internet forum group experience in history.
The importance of self reliance is something every member on this forum agrees about. It's probably the single topic on which we'd all be 100% on the same page. So we've come up with a programme to help improve our knowledge of the art of outdoors self reliance. THE FTF BUSHCRAFT SCHOOL
We'll have ten weekly "classes" with assignments for members to complete. At first they will be simple but important skills and things will get more complex as we move forwards. By the end of the ten week course you should be able to put Tarzan to shame.
There's just one tool needed: a good knife (go figure, Francisco involved in something that requires knives...). This is a great chance for an FTF knife, we've selected a model and are working on getting the best possible price. I feel it's a great design and a fantastic bushcraft tool. We'll have more info soon.
In case you're wondering exactly what we mean by "bushcraft" I just posted my own little definition here: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f12/ftf-bushcraft-school-30313/#post330076