I know I have been lax with the Survival Saturday posts over the holidays. Sometimes something lands in my lap, and sometimes I don’t find my muse at the posts I am finding in a given week. If you ever find anything that you think would make a good post, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It has been a while since we have shared something from our friend Tim Carpenter of the YouTube channel EverdayTacticalVids. I met Tim at CRKT’s Chopfest at my first BLADE Show, and was a part of my early network of knife industry and media folks. So I am particularly partial to his videos.
In this video, Tim outlines his Top 10 list of lies he hears people make about wilderness survival. He calls them lies, I might use the term myths or fallacies as they are more geared towards someone fooling themselves than common advice that is purported to be gospel to mislead others. The term lies does lend the points a more sinister air though, which is good. People need to take this seriously, you don’t get a second chance at survival.
Here is Tim’s list:
- “I’m a hunter/backpacker/etc. I will survive just fine”.
- “I have a knife, I am ready to survive”
- “I have an Altoid tin survival kit“
- “I found a body of water, I am going to have fish for dinner”
- “I have a fishing kit, I am going to have fish for dinner”
- “I have a firesteel, therefore I will have fire”
- “The most dangerous thing I have to fear is predators”
- “I will “just” be able to do things”
- “I have 2-3 days to find water”
- “Gear/Knowledge/Skills are the most important thing to have”
I normally don’t post complete lists, but the video actually explains each point, so the value remains in the video.
So there you have it. Watch the video, fisk Tim’s list, and let us know what you think.