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Araverus
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5:13 AM - May 15, 2018 #1

This is a long term project of mine, to write a very in depth survivalist's guide to living, including all opics from primitive skills to psychological health and philosophy. Basically the idea is, if for some reason you suddenly were stuck on an island in the middle of nowhere and suffered from amnesia, you could live well by this book. It may become a series, especially for identification of plant species by location and technical information (like measurements and encyclopedic data), but I intend for all subjects to be covered in depth. It's just a good idea, I think. I'm calling it A Way To Live: In Primal Harmony".

So anyways, for my question: if anyone has resources, big or small, detailed or general, obscure or common, easy to understand or esoteric and clandestine, layman's style or technical, anything and everything works - may you share it here? I mean this could be stickied if it becomes useful.

If there are already resources on the site, my bad for not reading. But I think including out-of-site info would be heresy on the site's resources thread. Lol.

Thank you for reading, and cheers!
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11:14 PM - May 15, 2018 #2

Unga bunga.
Dreams are distant yew trees, and hope is a short osprey among them.
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7:08 AM - May 16, 2018 #3

Islands are a mind set.  You are too late (not even June/18) to prepare for the winter of 2018-2019.
I doubt that you have the food, the shelter or the winter clothing.  How will you cope with 15 feet of snow?

An encyclopedic knowledge of living comes from 12,000 - 15,000 years of experiences.
You can camp here in any wild place for 2 weeks then you must move on.  Over the hill, whatever, back and forth!

I can teach you how to kill ducks bare-handed.  Kill 100.  Are you ready to smoke-cure those and use all the feathers?
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1:59 AM - May 17, 2018 #4

Oh, of course. I'm willing. I desire to compile this knowledge for perpetuation, the self, and the masses - which makes sense, as most people don't like to do much work on it. I'm very willing...
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7:17 PM - May 19, 2018 #5

Ellsworth Jaeger was a museum director with a focussed interest in all things First Nations in eastern North America.
You can buy a modern reprint of his book "Wildwood Wisdom" which was published originally in 1945.
Lavishly illustrated with line drawings, there are 474 pages of crafts to learn and practice.  Good a start as any.

Judging by their performances on modern TV shows, some bush whackers are pulling their script materials straight from his book.
They just demonstrate what has been done for millenia by people whose survivorship cannot be questioned..
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10:12 AM - May 20, 2018 #6

Hello

Here is a place to start by Thomas Seton....

https://archive.org/stream/bookofwoodcr ... 8/mode/1up

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9:01 PM - Jun 01, 2018 #7

Hello Folks

Here is an interesting book called Eco-Tech that combines Paleo solutions (hide tanned clothing, Tipi shelter, food foraging  etc. ) with interesting low tech approaches such ways to produce methane gas for cars. The author is a biochemist named Robert S Ropp and he proposed these as viable solutions for the Modern world. Sort of a modern Paleo society.

The book covers food, shelter, clothing, medical needs, and more.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/Eco-Tech-W ... ok/215277/

All The Best

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9:50 PM - Jun 01, 2018 #8

Hello

Here is a book about the life skills of Mountain People. It is free online in a sign in library.......

https://archive.org/details/foxfirebook00ecus

It is the first of a series of 14.

Tomas

PS Duxdawg, Glad you enjoyed the resource.
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10:47 PM - Jun 01, 2018 #9

Hello

Here is the classic book Buffalo Bird Woman ‘s Garden free online.....

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/ ... arden.html

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3:28 AM - Jun 03, 2018 #10

Hello

Here is a classic book about shelters free on line....

https://archive.org/stream/sheltersshac ... 9/mode/1up

Between the insights provided by Seton ‘(fire making for example) Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden, the shelter book, how to make an atlatl ( see link) and a solar still for water (Eco-Tech) one would say you would be well on your way to some self sufficiency.

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Atlatl

https://archive.org/stream/ATLATL#page/n0/mode/1up
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11:46 PM - Jun 04, 2018 #11

Hello

Just to reinforce the value of Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden as part of any Paleo/Survival paradigm here are two videos illustrative of a Paleo Garden and Hidatsa Garden......





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6:34 AM - Jun 05, 2018 #12

Hello

For good measure here are some links to a Ben Hunt book of Native American skills....

https://archive.org/details/completebookofin00hunt

https://books.google.com/books/about/Th ... ead_button

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1:02 AM - Jun 07, 2018 #13

Hello

Here is another online book about Native American use of plants.

https://archive.org/details/howindiansusewil00dens

Hello

Here is an open source version of the book......

https://archive.org/stream/usesofplants ... 0/mode/1up

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