Saturday, March 30, 2013

Download of the week

I am always bemused at survivalists who see high tech ways to survive.

Actually, those living in isolated rural areas and who remember how their grandparents did it would be a better way to go

In the 1970's, some high school students did an oral history project in Appalachia, called Fox fire (after the glowing fungus, not after the red fox or the web browser)
photo from the Wikipedia commons.

UNC press still sells it (or you can find them at used book stores, which is where I got my copies in the old days).

Volume 1 can be downloaded HERE.

the main webpage said it was removed for copyright violations, but they only removed the link, not from their computer, so the actual pdf can be download one by one by changing the number of the volume.

Lolo assured me that if I moved here with him, I would always have rice to eat. He would know: Because the economy collapsed, the black market throve, and there was hunger here during the Japanese occupation of the second world war...So survival means something different in rural areas of foreign countries.

I wish they would so a similar "oral history" here: Yes, the professional "anthropologists" do it, but often people tell them what they think they want to hear, not the truth.

If you are interested in general survival, you can download the US Army Survival book from HERE.

Of course, the US sends their soldiers here to learn jungle survival from the AFP special forces.
And if you too want to learn that, you can take a course at the Subic freeport zone.

So, you want to be John Rambo? Why not give yourself a little more validity with an overnight survival training class brought to you by the same indigenous people who helped train the U.S. Navy Seals and Special Forces Units how to survive in the Jungle? The United States Military troops learned many survival and warfare tactics from the indigenous Aetas people in these same forests during the Vietnam war. You can now avail yourself of these same techniques and be the talk of your town.
When the U.S. Navy left Subic Bay in 1992 Jungle Environmental Survival Training Camp (JEST) was created to help the Aetas transfer their attention to the civilian population. The U.S. Military camp was converted by SBMA/FSC to an the new JEST Camp, where regular people like you and I can learn survival tactics just like the military tough guys.
 Travel and Leisure magazine has an article about the course HERE.

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