(Article) The Survivorman Zones of Assessment

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  1. Harper

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    A good article by Les:
    https://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/the-survivorman-zones-of-assessment/

    From the article:
     
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    This is a good read and a good share, thank you!
     
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    I like les..he shows his failures and success'
    Reminds us its hard and the inventor of the selfie stick
     
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    Good read
     
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    Good Stuff.................What are Ice Grippers?
     
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    I've always taken the term to mean something that slipped on your boots/shoes, e.g. Yak Trax. I think, though, what Les is referring to are what some call "ice awls." We used to make these for ice fishing, taking a 6" x 1" dia. dowel, drive a nail in, leaving 1/2" or so sticking out, cut the head off and sharpen the end. We would put a small cork over the nail end. A cord was attached to the opposite end, long enough to run up the sleeves and across the shoulders, kind of like the cord that connects snow mitts. The dowels dangled annoyingly or could be slipped up your sleeve. Break through the ice, shake the spikes out, drive them down into the ice (the cork will break away-in theory at least). The spikes when driven into the ice give you enough traction to pull yourself out onto the ice and away from the hole.

    Thankfully, I never had to use mine, but I did carry/wear them when I still ice fished. Somehow, as I aged, the fascination for that type of fishing diminished.

    As for the article itself, once I blocked out my memory of Les' negative comments about the Alone program, he makes some very valid points. One thing he hinted at but didn't really talk about (unless I missed it) is that when there is a group of individuals sharing a bad situation, someone needs to be in charge and that would include the assessment process. If the group knows each other, that usually takes care of itself, but not always. If there are strangers in the mix, finding the organizer/motivator/planner may take some discussion. Who knows....the TV star might not even be the best leader.
     
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    Out of all the survival experts on TV, I like Les the best. The most realistic imo. Good link thank you.
     
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