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Chase127 01-16-2013 04:30 AM

Survival basics
 
While everyone seems to be focusing on water and gas lets jot ignore one of the most important pieces of survival gear ever invented.THE FISHING POLE face it you won't ast long without foodand any idiot can catch a fish with a little patience.

CrazedJava 01-16-2013 01:58 PM

That's a good point, but I have something even more basic for you.

Get in shape.

Too many OFWG's out there. I've been focusing on getting in shape since late last year and finally starting to hit my stride again. I've never quite hit the "O" or "F" part but my mile time has sucked for the last 10 years.

mcb 01-16-2013 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by CrazedJava (Post 1096156)
That's a good point, but I have something even more basic for you.

Get in shape.

Too many OFWG's out there. I've been focusing on getting in shape since late last year and finally starting to hit my stride again. I've never quite hit the "O" or "F" part but my mile time has sucked for the last 10 years.

I agree 100% on fitness being important.

capto56 01-16-2013 07:54 PM

That's what cracks me up when watching doomsday preppers. They spend thousands upon hundreds of thousands yet they are overweight and couldn't run away from a potential bg if their lives depended on it.

And I agree that a fishing pole would be a good addition to a bob too. Just gotta find a small breakable one to fit.

trip286 01-16-2013 08:14 PM

I have to ask...

OFWG? Old Fat White Guy?

CrazedJava 01-16-2013 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by trip286 (Post 1096589)
I have to ask...

OFWG? Old Fat White Guy?

Nailed it.

3 out of 4 of those you can't do anything about, at least not without surgery :rolleyes:.

However, being in shape should be the #1 priority of preppers. All else doesn't matter if you get winded walking to the refrigerator. (Not accusing anyone here, but if you saw some of the people I did at the last gun show I attended....)

Mosin 01-16-2013 08:37 PM

I ran with a ruck today, loaded with sand. I've always been a grappler, my weight fluctuates between 180-250, and I'm pretty explosive, but endurance runs I SUCK AT!!! Something I've been meaning to work on...

eldarbeast 01-16-2013 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by capto56 (Post 1096567)
That's what cracks me up when watching doomsday preppers. They spend thousands upon hundreds of thousands yet they are overweight and couldn't run away from a potential bg if their lives depended on it.

I'm not running from any bad guys. I'm gonna light them up with my firearm.

eldar

BigB 01-16-2013 09:13 PM

All great ideas, but if you carry paracord the inner strands can be used for fishing line! Much lighter and takes up less more valuable space.

Mosin 01-16-2013 09:22 PM

Another idea is to gain the knowledge to make dams, stupefying agents, containment areas to trap fish. These can be made on the spot and don't need any gear, really, except for a knife.

Also, hooks and line can suffice, do what we do down south. Tie the line to overhanging tree branches, or found plastic bottles...


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