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    Post Check Out This Thread. You Will Be Glad That You Did.

    I really greatly admire this person even though I do not understand one single word that he has ever said in his Videos.

    I have watched MANY of his 500+ Videos. He is a true survivor.

    If the SHTF Tomorrow - his family would just go right on happily living like it was just another day.

    I learned how to make SHTF sandals from an old car tire from him and my "next project" is making one of these.

    This is a great one of his Videos and shows just how effective the truly primitive weapons can be in practiced/skilled hands.

    He makes me not want to waste a single day by not learning how to do something new every day.





    There is another Video (one of many) of his that is just incredible also.

    So I am going to sticky this thread and keep it open for discussion. Please....Try hard not to side track it too badly.

    In order to get members to watch his Videos and develop a few true critical primitive survival skills - in a few weeks I will choose one exceptional post in this thread and the member that I select will get a special gift compliments of yours truly.

    Let the games begin.

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    Just FYI - This is his Survival Sandal Video that I mentioned earlier.



    Pretty cool.
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    I knew I'd find a use for that spare EMT conduit or maybe some pvc tubing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Just FYI - This is his Survival Sandal Video that I mentioned earlier.



    Pretty cool.
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    Brings back some memories of setting dead fall traps and snares for rabbits and other critters when I was kid. You can use pretty much the same trigger set up for a live box trap for small game with a decently heavy crate as he was using for the dead fall trap with the rock.

    A tip I learned for the snare trap that he may be saying in the video I dont know. If your using a snare trap to catch say rabbit or some other edible small game its wise to set the trap so that whatever you are wanting to trap and eat is jerked high enough off the ground that a fox or coyote does'nt come along and make a meal of your trapped meal. Unless of course you plan to sit all day or night and watch the trap.

    No danger in yanking a dog or fox or something up that high because they are normally too heavy compared to what youd set a snare for. And they will simply chew through that cord in very short order if one would happen to step in it.
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    Pretty cool. As I sit here watching turkeys in my backyard I was just considering how their tail feathers would make decent fletchings for arrows. Some interesting stuff this guy makes.
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    I was inspired by the atlatl after watching an episode of "Top Shot" a few years ago. They are available for sale on the internet. Strange to think that a weapon developed thousands of years ago could find relevance today. I was going to get one before I got interested in slingshots. Much better choice for taking small game. A good slingshot with a .45 lead ball can do some serious damage. good luck
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    We used to make throwing sticks (atlatl) when we were kids many years ago. Never put fletchng on the spear though. We got pretty good with them.
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    It's been said that a picture (or video) is worth a thousand words. In this case, it's a thousand words in another language, but just goes to show that you don't need to speak the same language to be able to communicate.

    Very cool vid.
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    Back to the future?
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    Even though I couldn't understand him either, the display of skill and construction of the atlatl was communication enough. (Funny how basic skills is a universal language). In my travels with the Army I became very interested in indigenious peoples survival skills as this was an area I taught to troops for a while. Much ado has been made about Bug Out Bags and related gear, but not many folks put thought into what they would do if they were seperated from the Bug Out Bag and had only what they had on them. Discretely positioned on my belt, along with my EDC gun and reloads, is a Buck Omni Hunter and a small flat camera case that contains what I call a PSK (Personal Survival Kit). Since my roamings take me into rural areas quite often, I carry one secured to my belt so that it is always with me. In it I carry such items as fish hooks, a magnesium fire starter, fishing line, cotton balls, etc. This basic kit can help me live more comfortably should things turn South quickly. From prefabricated, man made items that have been discarded and natural materials one can construct many things. Simple tools like the atlatl, blow pipes, rabbit sticks, slings, spears, frog gigs, bows and even edged weapons can be made relatively quickly and easily. I suppose I can sum things up by saying, "Your Every Day Carry also includes the skills and knowledge you carry with you when you leave your home." Everyone should seek to expand that part of their EDC at every opportunity.

    In addition to the training I received in the Army, I also draw from my youth and growing up on a working farm and in the woods. Most of the old timers I knew were very keen on passing along skills like making traps and snares from what you find out in the woodlands and discarded items. They also passed along knowledge of edible plants, easy meals from creeks, and different ways of just making due. It's a balance of essential skills and constructing methods that is fast becoming a lost art. Below is a link to a resource for those wishing to research more about this critical part of essential skills. In full disclosure, I have written for this magazine in the past and continue to supply articles for them. I DO NOT however, receive any compensation for these articles. I only write them in order to pass along the same skills and information that I was taught by others....and pass the time now that I am retired.

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    Very Cool

    I made rope sandals before and they lasted for about a week. I am sure that I could make better ones with practice, but car tires are much more durable and better than soda bottle sandals
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    Thinking as I'm looking at my exercise mat/yoga mat - there are a lot of things that would make good shoes, probably not last as long as the tire ones though. Not to be funny at all but would like to add that duck tape on the outside of the exercise mat would be excellent, make for some comfy insulated boots.
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    Come On folks.

    click here ~~~> http://www.youtube.com/user/MILOSLAV...rid&sort=p

    Scroll through his Videos.

    You can also load more. There are a LOT of them.

    Watch some of his Videos and post one that YOU like in this thread.

    Just copy the URL - "http" of the video and you can either use the Insert Video icon (looks like 2 frames of a roll of film up at the top of your reply box when you click to post a comment.

    or just copy & paste that complete video http:// address between video and /video both of those in these ~~~> [ ] [ ] brackets.

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    Very rough sling but he made it fast
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