Welcome Home

You wake up early in the morning alone in the wilderness with no survival gear and your only tool is a fixed blade knife with a half-serrated blade.  Which 5 survival tasks should be your highest priorities and in what order?  (Hint: Is your knife the only weapon you need to protect yourself from predators?  Maybe you should make a hunting spear before you do anything else.)

Views: 551

Replies to This Discussion

My thanks to Charles Sample for his response to my Survival Priorities scenario and the comments submitted by other folks here.  I admit that my caveman example wasn't very well thought out with respect to how cavemen killed wooly mammoths by working as a team and using better spears than my pointed staff, so thanks for the correction, Charles.

Charles mentioned Jan Carter's comments about the importance of mindset in survival situations and expanded on them with some good logic and advice, which I sincerely appreciate.

I especially like Charles' comment about what he calls the "totality of your situation" and how your priorities have to be set after you assess the totality of your situation.  His examples are great for illustrating that point, and I agree wholeheartedly with his logic and advice.

So, as a parting comment, I would note that there seems to be a consensus that before you start doing any of the traditional top priority survival tasks, your highest priority should be to assess your situation and arrange those priorities accordingly.  Maybe they teach this in survival training and exercises, but I've never had any formal training of that kind, so I'm grateful to Charles, Jan and other folks who have given similar advice in response to my scenario. 

Good job, Charles and Jan!  This has been a great ex-spear-ience for me.  :)  Thank you all!

RSS

White River Knives

Latest Activity

Syd Carr commented on Syd Carr's blog post New Hi-Carbon Kitchen Knife
3 hours ago
Jan Carter left a comment for Gerald Johnson
4 hours ago
Profile IconGerald Johnson, John L. Luzietti and R2Knives joined iKnife Collector
21 hours ago
2 blog posts by Syd Carr were featured
4 hours ago
Jan Carter commented on Syd Carr's blog post New Hi-Carbon Kitchen Knife
4 hours ago
Syd Carr posted blog posts
4 hours ago
J.J. Smith III left a comment for Jeremy Ray Turner
7 hours ago
Jeremy Ray Turner posted a status
"Thank You.....J.J. Smith III....John Bamford....and Jan Carter......for the warm welcome ~"
8 hours ago
Michael D. Mitchell posted a photo
12 hours ago
J.J. Smith III left a comment for Gerald Johnson
21 hours ago
J.J. Smith III commented on J.J. Smith III's photo
21 hours ago
Ken Mundhenk left a comment for R2Knives
22 hours ago
Christopher Noland posted a status
"George Hale knives.. Both are very unique. Was able to find someone here who has a certain collection of Hale that one knife goes with"
23 hours ago
Kenneth W. Hill replied to Kenneth W. Hill's discussion Here are some swiped GEC-Charlie Waynorth knife photos off the web ! in the group Great Eastern Cutlery hosted by Ken Mundhenk
23 hours ago
Jan Carter posted a status
"Good Night and God Bless :)"
23 hours ago
Kenneth W. Hill replied to Kenneth W. Hill's discussion Here are some swiped GEC-Charlie Waynorth knife photos off the web ! in the group Great Eastern Cutlery hosted by Ken Mundhenk
23 hours ago

Reed Cutlery Company

Visit Lee' s Cutlery

KNIFE AUCTIONS

CLICK TO VISIT

THE TEXAS RANGER

KNIFE MAGAZINE!!!

POPS KNIFE SUPPLY

JSR Sports!

gear2survive !

Click to visit

© 2020   Created by Jan Carter.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service