Outdoor Life Survival Skills 2015

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Motomom34, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter+++

    I know there is already a thread on what our (Survival Monkeys) New Year resolutions are, well I found a list recommended by Outdoor Life. There are somethings on their list that I haven't seen listed and are pretty good ideas. here is their recommendations:

    Survival Skills: 11 New Year's Resolutions for 2015 | Outdoor Life
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  2. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    12. Fire without matches.
    My son gave me a good firesteel for Christmas and challenged me to learn how to use it.

    Danged Boy Scout. [tongue]

    He's right though, might not always have matches on me. [coo]
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  3. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Fire steel? Wimp, try a firebow:lol:
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  4. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter+++

    I think this would be fun. Just some Saturday tell the family we are bugging out. No ahead planning, just announce and go.
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  5. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    My oldest would kill me in my sleep.
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  6. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter+++

    I think children would have a difficult time unplugging and bugging out for fun. We lost internet and it really bothered me how much they complained that it was gone. I think this year I need to figure a way to break the internet so we can have time together without distractions.
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  7. chelloveck

    chelloveck Shining the light on a truthier truth!

    my grandchildren, often glued to a game of Minecraft, have discovered, with the help of their uncle (my youngest son, the pleasures of board and card gaming. their favourites are...

    Bang! Bang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [​IMG]

    Saboteur: Saboteur (card game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [​IMG]


    My favourite to play with my children and grandchildren, is Carcassone: Carcassonne (board game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [​IMG]

    Carcassone is a lot of fun to play, providing a lot of good in-person interaction for all ages.
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  8. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter+++

    Thank you @chelloveck I will check these games out- I have a minecrafter also.
  9. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    Across the three I have:
    Two minecrafters (including all of its variants)
    A flight simmer
    A League of Legends'r
    and all three have half a dozen Ganges on Steam.
  10. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    I like the calendar idea, going to the range is always good, bug out campouts we have done. We do family camping trips with our "tribe". About the martial arts , look for self defense classes, there are instructors that teach classes strictly for self defense. I am not saying studying under a traditional system is a waste of time but to become proficient takes years. Self defense classes can give teach you techniques that can be used right away. But beware a little knowledge and confidence can get you into real trouble. I have seen guys who do well in the studio and in the real world get their lunch handed to them, a little knowledge can be dangerous. I know i instructor that teaches selfdefense group classes for ten dollars a class . That is a great deal. We took the internet away from the kids as a punishment. That was one battle we pick to fight and a tough fight it was. Their mom is tough. Oh man the drama went on for days. But in the end we prevailed and they now have the internet back. Lol
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