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Old 04-11-2009, 02:22 AM   #11
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Always carry a knife. Preferably a fixed blade with a full tang.

Acorn tops can make a VERY loud rescue whistle. Hold it between both thumbs and both index fingers. Make the "Y" shape with your thumbs and position them to show only the top, triangular section of the acorn. The smaller the top, the louder the whistle.

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Always carry a knife. Preferably a fixed blade with a full tang.

Acorn tops can make a VERY loud rescue whistle. Hold it between both thumbs and both index fingers. Make the "Y" shape with your thumbs and position them to show only the top, triangular section of the acorn. The smaller the top, the louder the whistle.
Yippee! We're at tip # 7.

Here's # 8:
If you find yourself in need to cross a river (and happen to have a poncho/water proof tarp, etc) find some vine-like/rope-like material. Spread the tarp/poncho out flat and tie your riffle and a stick (or 2 riffles, or 2 sticks) in an X shape on top of the tarp.

Then place your gear on top of the X-frame (created by the riffle/sticks) and fold the tarp over the top of the pile. Pay attention to getting the corners as high as you can.

This will make a decent "raft" to carry your gear that you don't want to get wet. When you swim the river, you can pull the raft behind you, without getting your gear wet (hopefully). Much better than a pack on your back while swimming.
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I would suggest trying well known survival tips in your back yard before your life depends on them. Having experience starting a fire with the bow-drill method or setting up snares using some string and a couple sticks would be priceless in a sticky situation. Its better to learn what works and what doesn't when you have a steak and a beer waiting, than when your wishing you had a steak and a beer.

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So what happens when a supporting member wins the contest?

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I would suggest trying well known survival tips in your back yard before your life depends on them. Having experience starting a fire with the bow-drill method or setting up snares using some string and a couple sticks would be priceless in a sticky situation. Its better to learn what works and what doesn't when you have a steak and a beer waiting, than when your wishing you had a steak and a beer.
I don't know if this really counts as a 'Survival Tip' but is great advise. Therefore...
I'm counting this as Tip # 9!
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So what happens when a supporting member wins the contest?
Well IIRC, this forum doesn't have a Lifetime Membership option, so that means we all have to pay again for next years membership.

So, if you're tip is voted to be the best, and you're not a member, I'll pay for you to join. If your tip is voted to be the best, and you're already a member, then I'll pay-pal the admin. one years membership, to be deposited in your little 'Balance:' thing at the top of the screen.

I assume this balance can be used toward your membership renewal.

JD, am I correct on this?
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Bump...

Really? Nine survival tips is all we on FTF can come up with?

Boy, I hope the zombies don't come too soon!

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If you're goin' to ...extract waste... near your closest water stream, always do it down range and away from your camp.

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If you want to add survival from zombies...

Destroy the brain.

Never keep one as a pet.

Don't sneak around in the dark, alone, and unarmed.

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