24 hour survival challenge number 2

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  1. Peter M

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    Hey guys I just went out yesterday too do the 24 hour challenge, here are some pictures and field notes!

    I started off by detailed plan reviewing with my wife. A set time she should receive a text from me that im home, and about 3 hours after that if she hasnt received anything is when to contact the park rangers, which i already located numbers to the national forrest i was in. i also dropped a pin of where my car was located, and google images of the trails i was hiking on. And i also check in with her a few times durning the process when i have signal.

    The PSK is very basic. this time i replaced the mora with a SAK multitool that ive used for work for awhile now. but everything else you would expect, different cordage, iodine tablets, tinfoil, emergency blanket, duct tape, signal mirrior, on there was a button compass but it didnt make it in the photo, zip lock bag, and its needles inside the little tube. headlamp.
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    plan B, first aid kit and personal protection
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  2. Peter M

    Peter M Plant Nerd and Scatologist Supporter Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    the hike i choice had a awesome waterfall! I love NC! It had been raining all day so far pretty much though. i spent the first4-5 hours hiking and checking out a new spot to go rock climbing, and then " THE PANIC OF BEING LOST IN THE WILD SET IN!!!" or just what i considered a survival situtation.

    everything i found was completely soaked but i decided to use my emergency blanket to set up a lean too. And this was by far the cheapest crapest blanket i have ever seen! only the edges were reflective haha. it also already had tears in it just from opening it! warning if you are buying these, buy two and open one up! i would hate to be someone who really needed to depend on that blanket.

    I Didnt add anymore bedding because everything was so wet, and the idea is that everything could dry out easier if it wasnt a big pile, and maybe a day or two later once it was dry to build a better bed. but i really didnt want to sleep on a huge pile of wet leaves.
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    then i collected some water from a stream and used iodine tablets to purify it. and for fun i also practiced a second way to purify water by boiling in the tin foil. firewood was very tough to collect, it was all magnolia bushes/trees around me. some small tulip poplars, and after hiking around i fond some hemlock but in the close by area, only magnolia. so there was not a lot of good dead standing wood, and everything on the ground was soaked. i got quite a few hours of sleep in. Of course a picture waking up to smoldering embers that everyone is familiar with on cold nights into the 30s haha.

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    in the morning i started to carve a spoon but my mutlitool was pretty painful to carve with for more than a hour and it turned out bad, so i dont have any pictures of the spoon haha. i went walkig the stream looking for game track and sign or a deep enough pool for fish but didnt find much. sun finally came out! and i was very happy for that! then i hiked out.

    pretty simple day, i defiantly ate a nice lunch when i got home! i wish i could of a done a bit more, but shelter materials werent my favorite and with everything being soaking wet, it really killed my spirits and moral and i didnt have as much motivation as i normally do. But thats just part of a low pressure weather system, so i didnt beat myself up about it.
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    Way to get it done.

    Besides the crappy blanket, was there any gear in there you wished you didn't bring? Or wished that you had?
     
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    Dude, that was awesome! Way more experience to be gained there than using a metal cup, and much lighter on the joints. ;) Well done! I only hope to do so well when my turn comes around. Kudos!
     
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    trash bag for sure. i have pretty heavy duty ones and it didnt fit in the kit, i normally have them wrapped in rubber bands in my back pack. but it would of make the shelter better and stronger, and i could of used the blanket as a sleeping mat on top of leaves and it wouldnt of mattered if they were wet. And i didnt pack the fishing kit i brought last time, and instead of trying to carve a crappy spoon i would of liked to fish, even though there was no good spots to fish. i like to fish haha
     
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    Wow that looks like it was a miserable night haha! Great job getting it done tho!
     
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    Well done and congratulations on doing it on a cold and wet night!
     
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    Awesome Job! Peter great pics and post man.
     
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    Way to be. I like it.

    For carving with a Multitool I learned to wrap it super tight with a bandana and then close it on to it. That really helps the grip.
     
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    Thanks guys, in pictures it doesn't seem like a big deal but it really did suck haha
     
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    Next time kick those wet leaves away. I’ve been in some super wet forests that look completely soaked but the leaves make a pretty effective shingled layer. Under deeper layers it’s common to find dry leaves and even good tinder and wood.
     
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    Never even crossed my mind! Thanks for the knowledge! Seems sort of obvious now!
     
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    Good work!
     
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    Good job despite the wet
     
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    When it's 75 degrees & sunny, everyone wants to be a bushcrafter. Wet = keeping it real. Good job Pete.
     
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    fine job and fine photo story. very thoughtful.
    going by your experience, i'm thinking a larger piece of good ol' polyethylene might be a better choice for shelter. thanks for doing my thinking for me. seriously.
     
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    Oh yeah that would make it very nice! My emergency blanket wouldn't of lasted more than 1 more day I'm assuming, and with polyethylene you could also fashion your shelter into a super shelter with a emergency blanket too and you would be in heaven!!!! But the polyethylene in my experince isn't small or packable.
     
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    Thanks longbeard! That means a lot coming from you, I really appreciate it!
     
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    depends on the thickness, peter. it could be done ...
     
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    so true! do it up brother!
     
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    Let's see it in action! GO!
     
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    Looks like a good outing. Glad you could share it.
     
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    Thanks for sharing your outing. I haven’t seen an emergency blanket quite that lousy. I get them from the dollar store and they aren’t that great but never seen one that bad. Glad you made the best of it. Love the tinfoil water container.
     
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    Thanks for bring us along, I recall camping in wet woods as a kid and how miserable it was trying to light a fire. Nice job!
     
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    Nice to see your still smiling at the end of your trip.
    Way to go!!!
     
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    Yep! The real proving grounds. Pick a date then go, no matter what the weather brings. Buuut! Gear up for any kind of conditions :)
     
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    Good for you, the weather sucked and you hung tough. Those trips teach more than can be learned in any other way. :dblthumb:
     
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