I am obsessed with survival. As in lost-in-the-woods-with-no-cell-phone-or-toilet-paper survival. Honest-to-goodness obsessed. Don’t believe me? The picture below is of the four survival manuals that live on my own shelf. I’m actually pretty sure I have a fifth, but I couldn’t find it for the picture.
So, naturally, I frequently imagine myself in situations where survival techniques would be necessary. Right now, they usually involve me digging a snow cave to preserve my body heat; I much prefer the summer scenarios.
Since I spend so much time thinking about this, I’ve got my own little list of things I’d optimally like to have with me in a survival situation:
1.) My pocketknife
2.) A flint and striker (matches are great, but they run out)
3.) A mirror (for emergency signaling)
4.) A canteen and a bottle of iodine tablets
5.) String, or clothes that unravel easily (for fishing line)
6.) Extra socks
If you found yourself in a situation where you had to survive, what would you want to have with you?
Beware the sound of crying children, watch out for the barmaids, and whatever you do, don't let the Pegasus spit on you.
3 days ago