I found out recently, I looked at the city statute, which states, “No overnight camping or sleeping in vehicles on public roadways is permitted…” That sleeping in a vehicle within city limits is prohibited, as a blanket rule, is absurd!
So… concerning the Swiss Army Knife that has been in my pocket since I was 12 (circa 1980)… my Mom bought me that knife… the MacGuyver knife (I never did get the official MacGyver Paperclip though, lol)… at the local Army Navy Surplus store.
This article is an updated version of a post comment I shared in 2007 on The Survival Forum at equipped.org concerning a news report of a crashed pilot who survived, allegedly by chewing on leaves and drinking his own urine. This article expounds upon the meanings of some of my original wording…
What Is A Survival Group? A survival group is a collection of aware and informed individuals who have come together in the anticipation that the day (or night) will come when going it alone is not the wisest option in terms of survivability. Why Form Or Join A Survival Group? We are social animals and there is safety in numbers. This is why we humans tend to look to others concerning those things that concern us… our survival depends on each other. We feel the need to trust in each others’ attitudes and beliefs because we all know there will be a time when loyalty will be tested. As well, we all feel the need to be able to have confidence in our own and other group members’ attitudes and skills.
Hollow handled survival knives appeal to minimalist survivalists who like a complete survival kit in one item… and to those who like essential survival item redundancy.
Hollywood and its depictions of what is practical in the real world are more often than not… waaaay off. But when when it comes to what size knife Rambo thinks makes a good survival knife… Hollywood got it right… bigger is better! Sorry MacGyver, but that Swiss Army knife is not enough for the real world, you’ll need a big knife as well.
What is the most difficult survival skill to master? Shelter building… fire making… purifying water… primitive weapon making… mind over matter… etc… ??????
I see blog after blog after blog… mine included… on the topics of preparedness, self-sufficiency, and survival. But the ultimate fact is, despite the fact that we are all authorities on our collectively shared topics of interests… that very few, if any of us, have yet mastered or even really begun to master the most difficult survival skill of all.
In survival… attitude is everything. This is not debatable, and is the very first thing anyone concerned with survival must understand. Understand? If your answer to Question #1 is ‘No’, then stop reading… to continue would be a complete waste of your time.