Glad to see a thread like this up. lacking info in here, but that is more than likely because no one has asked any questions.
Clawcool, what resource did you use to learn your edible wild plant knowledge and what do you use for a field reference?
I have read Samuel Thayer's books and found them full of good insightful knowledge. They seem to be much better than the rest, however they are not really a book to pack with you when you are out on adventures due to their thickness. I usually take a Peterson's hand book with me as a field reference, but unfortunately some of the info in it is straight up wrong and it lacks the high quality pics that Thayer's books have.
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I will be up this year somtime lol. Watching dual survival atm actually rofl
You should check out some of Ray Mear's vids, they have some pretty useful info too.
and btw this statement....
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A lot more convenient than carrying some sort of container and drinking water that tastes like ass, if you have ever drank chlorinated or iodine cleansed water you know what I mean. This pen has a charcoal filter, removing like 98% of waterborne pathogens. There is no "right way" to do most of this, more like, what fits me best.
...absolutely absurd. Not the part about drinking chlorinated or iodine cleansed water, but that fact that you are suggesting carrying a drinking container to be not convenient. Not only is it more convenient, it is a pretty big necessity. If you do not carry one, be prepared to make one or go for long stretches without water.. Them straws would be good to use to drink water from your container AFTER you boil it or use UV to treat it. And there most certainly is a right way of doing stuff. Those straws might remove 98% of stuff, but anyone who knows anything about water filtration knows that 98% is actually not very high of a removal percentage, it lets lots of nasty things threw still. Using that straw alone is a good way to get sick, and in a real survival situation becoming sickly is basically the same thing as becoming dead.This post was edited by Bear_Grylls on Jan 13 2013 11:16am