living in the wild spring of 2020 (1 Viewer)

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I'm looking to go out in the spring of 2020 to live full time in the wild. like minded people are welcome to join but lets keep it small ( 5 people max ) will be packing everything in. if you do plan on coming with please make sure you have everything you need and make sure to bring a wood gas stove to limit being seen by air. make sure to have winter sleeping bag and clothing, knife, first aid kit, compass, water purifier ( like a sawyer ) fishing and hunting gear.
 
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How were you planning on feeding yerself or up to 5 other people? Do you have any of the necessary skills to successfully hunt game or the knowledge to grow food in Michigan? Did you plan to be selective with who you bring or don't bring with you? I'm really not trying to sound like a prick, but a quick skim of yer post history leads me to believe yer not prepared for this at all and the willingness to invite other people with you makes it seem even more foolish to me.
 
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How were you planning on feeding yerself or up to 5 other people? Do you have any of the necessary skills to successfully hunt game or the knowledge to grow food in Michigan? Did you plan to be selective with who you bring or don't bring with you? I'm really not trying to sound like a prick, but a quick skim of yer post history leads me to believe yer not prepared for this at all and the willingness to invite other people with you makes it seem even more foolish to me.
yes i have knowledge on hunting,fishing and growing food in michigan ( grew up in this area all my life) plus the area has a big river as well as many small ponds. the river has many large fish such as large/small mouth bass, pan fish, Musky, Walleye Trout, steelhead and salmon. has both small/big game hunting such as deer and bear as well as waterfowl. i don't plan on feeding 5 others that will be on them to do themselves. they will have to have their own fishing and hunting gear as well as emergency supply of food such as SOS Food Bar - 3600 Calorie each bar will be 72 hrs of food. now i've grown up in this area i'm going to my whole life. i know what it takes to get my 2,000 calories i need per day. i also plan to have a spring - fall pack/gear and a winter pack/gear that will be stored in a storage unit close by. as for having others come with why not invite a few others that wanna do the same to enjoy each other's company but as far as weeding people out that's on them to do themselves. they will have to be honest with themselves on their skills in bushcraft/wilderness survival and will be up to them to be able to get their own 2,000 calories per day needed. its fine to help with fire wood, fetching water or fishing tips ( as in whats biting today ) but they will have to understand i'm not going to hold their hands. as for my personal skills i've read over 119 bushcraft, wilderness survival, wild edibles, wild mushrooms books and plan to bring some with me to help if needed and just for something to read around the camp at night. i've also posted my books i've read two days ago on here
 
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yes i have knowledge on hunting,fishing and growing food in michigan ( grew up in this area all my life) plus the area has a big river as well as many small ponds. the river has many large fish such as large/small mouth bass, pan fish, Musky, Walleye Trout, steelhead and salmon. has both small/big game hunting such as deer and bear as well as waterfowl. i don't plan on feeding 5 others that will be on them to do themselves. they will have to have their own fishing and hunting gear as well as emergency supply of food such as SOS Food Bar - 3600 Calorie each bar will be 72 hrs of food. now i've grown up in this area i'm going to my whole life. i know what it takes to get my 2,000 calories i need per day. i also plan to have a spring - fall pack/gear and a winter pack/gear that will be stored in a storage unit close by. as for having others come with why not invite a few others that wanna do the same to enjoy each other's company but as far as weeding people out that's on them to do themselves. they will have to be honest with themselves on their skills in bushcraft/wilderness survival and will be up to them to be able to get their own 2,000 calories per day needed. its fine to help with fire wood, fetching water or fishing tips ( as in whats biting today ) but they will have to understand i'm not going to hold their hands.
Bam look at that! All that relevant info is now in yer thread for other people to see.
 

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i understand you weren't trying to be a prick as i hope you understand i wasn't trying to be in my reply to you.
What happened to your previous plan of using Northern California, or Oregon?

Michigan just might be a deal killer for most people. “Location, location, location.”
 
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So, just a bunch of individuals, all fending for themselves/not co-operatively . . . Just like the world at large, except obviously with much greater hardships to take care of daily needs, in a very cold winter environment? Sounds inviting!
 
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So, just a bunch of individuals, all fending for themselves/not co-operatively . . . Just like the world at large, except obviously with much greater hardships to take care of daily needs, in a very cold winter environment? Sounds inviting!
Northern California, or Oregon, or Washington all have their problems with DNR, natural problems too like rain or long periods without rain or even forest fires. surviving in the woods isn't that hard at all. if you expected to live with a group of people that worked together then join a hippie commune. the whole point of bushcraft is to empower the individual to survival on their own, fishing, hunting and gathering their own food, making their own tools. like i said before in the earlier post its fine to help with some things like getting water, fire wood or fishing/hunting info and to chat with but not to baby sit anyone
 

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Northern California, or Oregon, or Washington all have their problems with DNR, natural problems too like rain or long periods without rain or even forest fires. surviving in the woods isn't that hard at all. if you expected to live with a group of people that worked together then join a hippie commune. the whole point of bushcraft is to empower the individual to survival on their own, fishing, hunting and gathering their own food, making their own tools. like i said before in the earlier post its fine to help with some things like getting water, fire wood or fishing/hunting info and to chat with but not to baby sit anyone
Could we have internet?
 
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also the storage unit will be able to be shared with everyone so you can store your winter pack/gear or spring - fall pack and gear
 

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I’m funnin you, bro. C’mon, get real . . .this will still be nothing more than a theory in 2020 - and 2021 - and beyond. Getting a storage container into a remote, stealthy , backwoods area you’re basically squatting? Carving sticks and branches into shelters with nothing but a hatchet and a multitool, building fires using ferrocerium rods and wood shavings? Too many YouTube bushcraft videos! Yer still gonna be driving truck and dreaming about such things next year, which is o.k.. Do the Daniel Boone thing on your weekends off and vacation. Too much!
 
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I’m funnin you, bro. C’mon, get real . . .this will still be nothing more than a theory in 2020 - and 2021 - and beyond. Getting a storage container into a remote, stealthy , backwoods area you’re basically squatting? Carving sticks and branches into shelters with nothing but a hatchet and a multitool, building fires using ferrocerium rods and wood shavings? Too many YouTube bushcraft videos! Yer still gonna be driving truck and dreaming about such things next year, which is o.k.. Do the Daniel Boone thing on your weekends off and vacation. Too much!
who the hell said anything about a shipping container? nobody is squatting its 100% legal to camp in national forest in one site for 15 days at a time. you can get the fuck off my case asshole. i didn't go to your post and act like a POS to you so don't come to mine acting like one to me. you don't know too much about driving semi. when a driver gets stuck in the snow during a storm you better know how to start a fire with wood shaving and ferrocerium rod or you will freeze to death when your truck runs out of gas. go take your California BS attitude somewhere else.
 

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I’m funnin you, bro. C’mon, get real . . .this will still be nothing more than a theory in 2020 - and 2021 - and beyond. Getting a storage container into a remote, stealthy , backwoods area you’re basically squatting? Carving sticks and branches into shelters with nothing but a hatchet and a multitool, building fires using ferrocerium rods and wood shavings? Too many YouTube bushcraft videos! Yer still gonna be driving truck and dreaming about such things next year, which is o.k.. Do the Daniel Boone thing on your weekends off and vacation. Too much!
@Faceplant I'm gonna have to ask you to back off on this thread. You've made your opinion clear that you don't think they've thought this through. No need to keep beating a dead horse; also, you're really playing armchair survivalist here, please stick to making posts about things you know instead of just tearing down other people's ideas.

@backpacker420 please upload a profile picture and fill out your profile details if you want to keep making posts here in the message board.
 

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