Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Survival Basics 1 2|
Studio: Stoney Wolf Productions Release Date: 12/09/2003
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Survival Basics 1&2
Shadow Raven | Orange, CA USA | 08/27/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First things first. There is an old saying that if you purchase a book, video, lesson, etc.. And you get even just one thing that you like and use then it is worth the price. If you are talking survival, then one useful thing may indeed save your life and that you can't put a price on.
With that in mind, I think anyone will come away with at least one useful bit of information from this DVD.
On the flip side, in my opinion, calling this video survival basics is misleading. This video is geared more towards synthetic survival skills rather than pure survival skills.
What I mean by that is most of what is covered involves having some item that comes off your local hardware or tackle shops shelf. Fish hooks, steel wool, flashlight, paracord, etc...Now don't get me wrong, I am not saying that these principals do not work. Knowing them may indeed save a persons life...literally.
However, if you want to learn the 'real' basics of wilderness survival, I recommend researching other material. One for example would be Tom Brown Jr.'s Field Guide to Wilderness Survival as well as some of his other field guides to expand on what you learn in the first one. The meat and potatos of that book is to teach you to survive with nothing. Not a knife, not a piece of string, not a fish hook, not even the very clothes on your back. That is the true basics of survival.
Even better take one his classes, or anyones for that matter, that can teach you the fundamentals of wilderness survival with only what you find out in the wilderness.
If you are interested in learning as many survival methods as you can, and you should, by all means check out this DVD. But if you are just starting on the path to learning wilderness survival make sure you learn to survive with nothing. If Mr. Murphy has any say so...and he usually does...you may end up stranded in the woods without your survival pack. And then you may be in a world of hurt.
When you can survive with nothing...you will have everything. And if you find yourself in a survival situation and you have any of the items demostrated in this DVD, your task at survival will be all the easier."
A pretty good overview of survival tips
traderje | Through the Window | 10/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A pretty good overview of outdoor survival tips in a cool weather alpine terrain. A little campsite selection, a little field orienteering, some trapping, a little fire building, etc. Good tips for using small, common, household items for survival; hint, put them in your car.
Put this movie in between those that are geared for people who panic when they are not tracked by satellite in their SUV and your typical special forces vet. It's too remedial to be of use to a Brock Sampson, but if that's who you are, you don't need such a movie. Its a good first step/overview on basic living in the wild for a few days. For people who don't get out into the wilderness very often it is good to see how things work in the field with a video as opposed to just descriptions in a book.
I'd like to see some more movies from the producer on surviving in other climates."
A great start for the wilderness
Edward Torres | California | 06/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The video is a great start for someone thinking about getting into the outdoors. It has a lot of information so one may have to watch it in increments to absorb it all.
The video is a condensed summary of information taken from other video chapters.
If you want to learn some primitive skills combined with modern self reliance techniques then this is the video to start out with. If you want flashy entertainment with bad advice then go to Man vs Wild (or as I call that show- The new "Faces of Death." You can have fun counting how may ways you can kill yourself attempting some of his stunts).
A Beautifully Presented DVD
Alan Edwards | Texas | 02/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have done much wilderness backpacking in Africa, and thought I pretty much had all the bases covered. This presentation just showed how much I didn't know. True survival, in comfort, can only come from what you are taught, and this teaches some of the basics very, very well. A strong recommendation."