LDS wrote:I guess it looks easier to them that have not done it.
But some have charged the series with exploitation, suggesting that someone without survival training should never have been allowed to attempt such a feat in the name of entertainment. "This is a pretty foolish enterprise," John Beyer, director of Britain's Media Watch, told the Daily Mail. "If Channel 4 are going to send people on this kind of expedition, they really must make sure they are up to it and have the skills necessary to survive."
dixieangler wrote:Nothing easy about survival, primitive skills, or any of it. Anybody saying it is easy, I have to believe that they don't know what they are talking about and have never done it.
coon4492 wrote:lol that guy smyle on the prairie wolf forum had the nerve to tell you how easy primitive skills are. That guy came off sort of like a pothead end of the world conspiracy theorist type. His advice he gave me made no sense he even argued with john mcphereson.
John McPherson wrote:I have only spoken from experience - what we have done ourselves. Nothing about what I have read or heard unless I stipulate otherwise. The perpetuation of myths from generation to generation is ongoing because too many “experts” gather their information from the writings of others who have only gained their expertise from reading the writings of other similarly trained experts. If I say something is the result from what I have done, well, you better believe it was from “my” experience - not something that I read or heard (unless I stipulate such). Subtracting about 5-7 years at the beginning this leaves me with 58+ years (way too many for this mind) of experience in one way or the other of outdoor experience.
Smyle wrote:Dixie your statement belies your knowledge (Florida is packed with flint/chert). You talk about experience like we're working with a computer. This is nature and it's easier than you're making it out to be.
We must remember that such people have often never been to Florida, or the Yukon, their normal habitat being the Manhatten coctail pary circuit and Barnes and Nobles book sigining tours.
Early in the "survival movement" history there was a famous writter named Mel Tappin. He wrote well and made a good presentation. He obviously knew his stuff and became the guru of all things survival. He was an expert on all aspects: Stockpiling, defense tatics, firearms, communications, survival farming, hand tools and chainsaws! So much of what he wrote was so good that we took it for granted he had done it all and knew it all!
Mr Tappin was confined to a wheel chair for most of his adult life. Everything he wrote was hearsay or observation, not hands on experience.
One of the charicteristics of the computer is the short time between discovery of a topic of interest and expertise in that subject. I have seen people announce their introduction to woodsmanship, firearms, blackpowder shooting....or any other topic. They ask the normal beginner questions and follow that with a few experiments in the garage and within two or three weeks they are posting about their mass of information and experiences stalking the wild hamster, leading people into dangerous and unnecessary situations, or finding themselves alone in the Yukon, crying like babies, with no Pizza Hut delivery.
lol that guy smyle on the prairie wolf forum had the nerve to tell you how easy primitive skills are. That guy came off sort of like a pothead end of the world conspiracy theorist type. His advice he gave me made no sense he even argued with john mcphereson.
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