I always thought that the archetype of a survivalist who is able to bug-out and live in the wilderness for an extended period was fiction. That was until Eric Rudolph did it for 5 years (more or less - he had some help). Anyway, I'll tell you honestly, I can NOT do it. Just don't have the skills or health. But I'd like to hear from those who can. Where did you get your training? What essentials would you need? What are the key skills to master? Feel free to add anything else that you deem important.