Learn it and pratice it
by Tony Rife
When I was a young boy my mother started teaching me wilderness survival. She raised my brothers and sisters through the Great Depression. When I got older I would go out for a week at a time with nothing in my pockets or a pack.
One time I met an older man on a hiking trail we sat down along a small creek for a bit as we talked he said something that stuck with me. He said that its good to know the ways of the land but if the American Indian had matches,hiking shoes and modern bows the dam sure would have used them.
So now I carry a strike force fire starter,50' of 550 cord,fish hooks,aqua straw,soup can for cooking and a good side knife.It sure beats making a knife out of a stone or cordage from nettles but its good to know I still can even at 55 years old and six bypasses. Remember learn all u can but then go practice it.