When we first began prepping, collecting gear seemed the obvious way to start. Spent more money than I probably should have. I wanted all the newest, the latest cutting-edge “shiny things”. It was a newbie error.
Make no mistake: you need survival gear. But owning it and knowing how to use it are very different things.
And, you also need the info on what is a must-have item today … and a good add-on item to be purchased later.
To me as a child, pioneering were the TV shows The Rifleman with Chuck Connors and Wagon Train with Ward Bond. (Yes, I am that old.) Little House On the Prairie was too sappy. My sisters watched that.
Those TV characters were seeking new western homesteads to build homes and families.
Using common, everyday skills for those times, they hunted game, grew fruits and vegetables, preserved extra food, and tended to injuries and ailments. They were pioneers.
Here’s a relatively easy way to make rope of any length and strength from common grass growing anywhere. The process is straight-forward. Rip out the grass, divide it, knot one end, then twist the two halves.
If a family needed more rope for a survival project, this technique is simple enough that the children can help. Their contribution.
And, as always, Learn, Practice, and Share.
Source & Image: NightHawkInLight
This video from around 1961 highlights the bow and arrow skills of the “Silent Warriors” from the Army’s 19th Group Special Forces Group, based at Draper, Utah. This is before the Green Berets.
This 2½ minute clip titled the “Silent Warriors” is from an episode of the US Army series “The Big Picture.” It discusses the potential superiority of the bow and arrow in certain tactical situations including:
A “penetration” challenge test against other small arms projectiles is set up at the firing range.