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Reply #75 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 6:49am
 
Oxnate wrote on Jan 10th, 2021 at 6:52pm:
Rat Man wrote on Jan 10th, 2021 at 12:29pm:
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vetryan15 wrote on Dec 15th, 2020 at 6:57pm:
DONT listen toBear Grylls. Don't  drink your pee.


But...but....


And don't drink elephant dung water.



Yeah, that was by far the worst "survival" advice I've ever seen/heard.

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Total fraud. He eats with the crew and motels it at night. Now he's built an amusement park so you can share his "adventures".
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Reply #76 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 9:04am
 
I love how he was caught while filming in Asia, he was in a hotel in a chatroom. Instead of camped out in his little shelter
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Reply #77 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 9:56am
 
While the diet of hunter gathers is a still hotly debated mainly due to availability of quality data and fluctuation depending on what environment they lived in there is absolutely no doubt that foraging has always been the source of at least a substantial amount of calories among HG peoples. The only environments where foraging was negligible were arctic areas.

The single most well studied HG people, the !kung, got 70% of their calories from gathered plants but then again they were also shorter than modern day people.
https://www.beyondveg.com/tu-j-l/raw-cooked/raw-cooked-3f.shtml

Foraging goes hand in hand with hunting because they both support the other. Whether you hunt or forage it involves going into the woods and coming back after a few hours. Combining either with agriculture on the other hand is difficult because when you scale field work up it requires intensive working hours.
To add, foraging isn't just gathering plants and mushrooms but also eggs, clams and similar. 
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Reply #78 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 12:31pm
 
   If you are ever in a situation where you are reduced to eating bugs avoid the brightly colored ones.  They are the ones packing something special that will almost assuredly make you sick.  The bright colors are natures way of saying, "Go on, I dare you."
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Reply #79 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 12:36pm
 
vetryan15 wrote on Jan 13th, 2021 at 9:04am:
I love how he was caught while filming in Asia, he was in a hotel in a chatroom. Instead of camped out in his little shelter

   The one who puts the others to shame is Les Stroud, the Survivorman.  On every other survival show there are camera crews, producers, a medical team, etc.  On Survivorman it's just Les and his cameras.  He is the real deal.
   The most fake one IMO, thought I've watched and enjoyed the show, is Dual Survival.  If anyone did some of the crap they supposedly do you'd surely die.  I remember one episode where they were filming in Kentucky.  It was rainy and cold; just above freezing. Joe couldn't make it back to camp so he decided to just hunker down for the night in some wet leaves.   I dare anyone to sleep all night in a pile of wet leaves when it's forty degrees Fahrenheit out. This is just one of countless examples.  Though there is some good  info to be had the show is full of illogical to impossible scenarios.
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Reply #80 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 12:52pm
 
Oh Les is amazing. He actually just put out his complete collection on dvd, all 20 years of everything he has ever made for $150. Its on my wish list.

There was some good stuff to learn from dual survival,  but mostly for the primitive living skills  instructors. I actually sent Matt Graham some slings a couple years back. He absolutely loved em
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Reply #81 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 2:28pm
 
Rat Man wrote on Jan 13th, 2021 at 12:36pm:
The most fake one IMO, thought I've watched and enjoyed the show, is Dual Survival.

I liked Dual Survival at the beginning when it had Dave Canterbury.


I agree that Les is definitely at the top.  He has pretty much all of his content on YouTube now.  All of Survivorman, and new stuff.  If you haven't seen them, I recommend checking out his director's commentary episodes.  He basically watches an episode of Survivorman and tells stories about other things that were happening.
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Reply #82 - Yesterday at 1:07pm
 
SurvivorMan, Les Stroud, answers a bunch of Survival questions.


https://youtu.be/hblks-lQhVo
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