Primitive Skills, Putting Them to the Test: Do you have what it takes?
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”
Thanks to television and the internet, there are a lot of misconceptions today about what it actually takes to survive in the woods. In our first-world environment in North America, we grow up now without any real connection to the amount of work it takes to survive, let alone any kind of connection to our natural environment itself.
After returning from the deep jungle in Nicaragua and observing the indigenous Indians of that region, I feel it is important to call attention to the concept of primitive living skills. While it is one thing to learn the skills, it is an entirely different concept to have to live off of them (especially alone) indefinitely in the wilderness. If you are in a survival situation where you must live off the land, what are the most important basic tools you would want to have with you? What do you think are some of the most important implements you would need to make? Is the order of basic necessities (food, water, shelter, fire, security) always the same? How important are the mental aspects of survival and is there any way to train or improve that part of yourself? Read more “Primitive Skills, Putting Them to the Test: Do you have what it takes?”