Welcome to the Monthly Insider for January 2019 (Volume 3, Issue 1). This month’s topic is Primitive Survival – Part 2.
In our first installment of living primitively, we covered topics like water, shelter and alternative cooking methods. But there was so much to consider that there simply wasn’t enough room to cover it all in one edition. So, this month will be the second installment of living in the wild.
For those of us in the developed world, the skills presented in this as well as the previous edition, are techniques we learn for that just in case moment that can occur without notice. But it’s important to remember that for the majority of the world’s population these are simply normal day to day tasks that must be met in order to survive.
That is why it is so important to learn these lessons now, while we’re warm, fed and dry. It’s too late to try and learn to swim when your boat overturns in rough water. You’d be much better served to learn in a pool where there is a level of safety involved.
Here at Survival Dispatch we try to provide you with the information you need to expand your skill set in numerous disciplines. But it is important to remember to practice these skills in controlled environments until you are proficient before trusting your life to them. We provide the knowledge, you have to provide the will. And while it’s not always fun to trying to build a fire in a pouring rain, that very skill could some day be the difference between living and dying.
You never fight the fight you want, you will always have to fight the fight you find yourself in. This is even more so if we find ourselves in a prolonged stay in the woods when things have gone bad. And don’t think, that will never happen to me. For every survivor and certainly every victim who didn’t make it, did not start their day thinking, I’m going to go out into the woods today and get injured and lost.
One of the most valuable assets you take with you is your mindset. And solid foundation of skills will bolster your mindset, giving you confidence when that moment arrives. You’ll recognize the situation you find yourself in and you’ll KNOW you have what it will take to make it to the other side.
You can download the Primitive Survival – Part 2 PDF by clicking here.
If you prefer to view the information in web site form, you can do so as well. Each section is linked below.
- Primitive Survival Part 2
- Low-Tech Water Filters
- Building Water Containers
- Building a Dirt Oven
- Backyard Forge
- Blacksmith Projects
- Blacksmith Cooking Tools
- Blacksmith Fire Kit
- Gear Review: Compact Folding Survival Bow
- Hand Drill Fire Making
- The Fire Plow
- Bamboo Fire Saw
- Making Primitive Pottery
- Brain Tanning Deer Hides
- Making Simple Leather Items
- Making Shoes
- Quick Survival Bow
- Quick Survival Arrows
- More Knots and Lashings
- More Primitive Tools
- Gear Review: Waxed Canvas Ditty Bag
- Primitive Traps: Snares
- Primitive Traps: Deadfalls
- Foraging for Seeds and Nuts
- Foraging for Berries and Fruit
- What We’re Reading Now
- Sarge: A Going Home Serial Part 12