How well would you survive in the wilderness?

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How well would you survive in the wilderness?

Post by spacebot » Thu Sep 7, 2:01 2017

How well would you survive in the wilderness?

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Post by rowan » Thu Sep 7, 21:04 2017

Pretty well as long as I have all my stuff. :P
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Post by Sonic# » Fri Sep 8, 15:28 2017

I could probably avoid most trouble. Making a basic shelter, not making it using poison ivy, and items like that? Fine.

Fire? Oh, I'd definitely want a fire starter for that.

Food and water would be the big constraint. I don't know how to make traps or weapons to replace, say, a bow and arrow, and I wouldn't likely know what was poisonous or not. So, uh, don't leave me out camping too long.

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Post by Nech » Sat Sep 9, 9:51 2017

I think I'd do pretty well. Every time I've dealt with outdoorsy stuff I always seem to manage much better than everyone expects. Just seems to click for me. I could probably survive for quite awhile. Dunno if I have the skills to support/carry others in the wild though...they may get eaten.
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Re: How well would you survive in the wilderness?

Post by Enigma » Sat Sep 9, 20:47 2017

Medium? Im good in the outdoors and have read many hatchet type books and watched a lot of survivorman so there's that but I've also never hunted or fished (vegetarian) and my plant identification is not great. I did get lost in the woods once and we found our way out eventually before needing food/shelter etc.

I think my shelter/water/fire/finding my way would be successfulish but food wouldn't go well.
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Re: How well would you survive in the wilderness?

Post by Nech » Sun Sep 10, 9:05 2017

Enigma wrote:
Sat Sep 9, 20:47 2017
Medium? Im good in the outdoors and have read many hatchet type books and watched a lot of survivorman so there's that but I've also never hunted or fished (vegetarian) and my plant identification is not great. I did get lost in the woods once and we found our way out eventually before needing food/shelter etc.

I think my shelter/water/fire/finding my way would be successfulish but food wouldn't go well.

I'm actually curious now, is it possible to forage a well balanced diet in Canada do you think? You know better than me where all the nutrition comes from. There's berries, mushrooms, fruits, and maybe the occasional nut. What would be missing?
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Post by melsbells » Sun Sep 10, 15:38 2017

I like foraging and do it fairly often, but I'm not very confident to do it without someone I trust with a larger knowledge set. I still mistake non-crunchy mushrooms for crunchy and that's a key identification step. I assume that Canadian foraging opportunities are similar to Finland's, and I don't think I could get enough calories, though I could cover my nutritional bases otherwise, depending on the time of year. I wouldn't be able to find enough food in the snow, but I suppose I would freeze to death before starving.

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Post by rowan » Sun Sep 10, 15:44 2017

if it's winter that does change everything...
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Re: How well would you survive in the wilderness?

Post by Bork » Mon Sep 11, 12:16 2017

Oh, so not well at all. I could last about as long as my supplies lasted, and then I'd be doomed.
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Re: How well would you survive in the wilderness?

Post by Enigma » Tue Sep 12, 15:34 2017

Nech wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 9:05 2017
Enigma wrote:
Sat Sep 9, 20:47 2017
Medium? Im good in the outdoors and have read many hatchet type books and watched a lot of survivorman so there's that but I've also never hunted or fished (vegetarian) and my plant identification is not great. I did get lost in the woods once and we found our way out eventually before needing food/shelter etc.

I think my shelter/water/fire/finding my way would be successfulish but food wouldn't go well.

I'm actually curious now, is it possible to forage a well balanced diet in Canada do you think? You know better than me where all the nutrition comes from. There's berries, mushrooms, fruits, and maybe the occasional nut. What would be missing?
Nutritionally if you had plenty all of those things you would do ok for a long time (I think b12 is the only thing completely missing from that list, bird eggs for that maybe?). But quantity wise I think it would be very difficult to get enough calories. If it was winter in Canada food availability would be around zero I'd say, meat would be basically the only choice and would be difficult to find. Plus if you don't get shelter and fire going immediately you're probably dead long before you starve. Has anyone else read the short story "to build a fire" by Jack London?
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