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New Guy from The Pacific Northwest

Discussion in 'The Main Board' started by NWPrimate, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. NWPrimate

    NWPrimate Member

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    I know @Atlas from the BCUSA forums and when I saw that he was involved with this site, I signed right up. I focus primarily on wilderness stuff, but understand the value of preparing for whatever may come.

    I look forward to learning from you all and sharing info when I think I can be helpful.
     
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  2. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    Wow, I am totally honored. Thanks for joining! I have been posting some of your videos, but feel free to add them here yourself if you like.
     
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  3. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    For those that don't know NWPrimate he has an awesome youtube channel that shows his insane fire making skills. I've heard him called a fire god many times before and can't hardly argue it!
     
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  4. Quietsurvivalist

    Quietsurvivalist Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome

    I call the fire god with 15 minute road flares, but I cant deny your ways work
     
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  5. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    Where @NWPrimate is going to shine is after your road flares are gone and you have nothing left but a knife and skills.

    I have actually never tried to use a road flare to start a fire. It might be a good lesson.
     
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  6. Quietsurvivalist

    Quietsurvivalist Moderator Staff Member

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    I think youd be surprised how easy it is to screw it up.

    Theres 2 schools of thought and neither are inclusive
    Ist, SHTF yes you need other methods
    But In my world, things happen NOW. I need a fire and fast with little to no fine motor control, like being wet and hypothermic.
    That's where my method shines. Is it a never fail, use forever? No

    But when you live or die under pressure and freezing, it works
     
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  7. NWPrimate

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    @Quietsurvivalist ...Both approaches have a lot of value, and I'm no snob when it comes to fire. I have a great big bag of PJ cottonballs, sticks of fatwood, a half dozen lighters and a few ferro rods spread out through various pockets in my pack and clothing. The more I play with the primitive stuff, the more it reinforces how important it is to have what you need for that "NOW" fire you mentioned.

    I enjoy the challenge of trying to make due with less, but you won't catch me in the woods without the means to keep myself warm and dry.
     
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