Survival Skills for IT Weekend
18 Feb 2014
What good is it if you have the materials but not the expertise?
Beginner Survival Weekend
Let's start a tradition. Super simple. A small group of people get together for a relaxing weekend of learning and teaching various survival skills. Some skills might be:
- Flint and steel
- Other modern tools
- Cooking and food storage (preparing food for later)
- Mini survival kit assembly
- How small can it be and still be effective
- What is most important for general scenario
- What is it like to hike with a burdened pack on your back
- How heavy is you bug-out bag and can you carry it
- How much stuff do you absolutely need in an emergency
- Water purification techniques
- Charcoal tablets
- Purification straw
- First aid
- Navigation by:
- Priorities when on the run; assessing the situation; scenarios
- Keeping the mind active and on task
- Crafting for survival
- I put this on here just to acknowledge it for now. I don't think that we should attempt to tear up the trees and all start making shelters that we don't even want to use. If this whole thing becomes a success and we decide to address this I think that we could come up with a plan for it.
More skills can be identified at any time; these are just something to start us out.
I'm not suggesting that we will be able to cover all, or even a majority, of these in a single weekend. I think it would be cool to pick just a few and tackle them together and exercise our skills a few times so that we gain some competence. The theme that inspired me to propose this is, "what good is it if you have the materials but not the expertise".