I don't know about the rest of you folks but I am sick of hearing the phrase "Survival Situation". It has been beat to death on forums, Youtube, TV, magazines, and books. Why can't we just admit that we like going to the woods. Does it have to be life and death all the time. How many people have crawled out of a frozen creek, made stone tools, twisted cordage, and started a fire by friction to save their lives??? Believe me I get "it". I love putting myself in uncomfortable spot with minimal gear and meeting my needs. But I do it to entertain myself. I love working on my skills. I love watching other people work on their skills also. But it is very, very unlikely I will ever have to put my skills to use to save my life. I am not saying I will never get lost or hurt. Heck the odds are great that one or both of these things will happen. But, there is a big difference between being uncomfortable for a night and fighting for your life. I guess it is all of the trumped up drama that goes with the "Survival Situation" that bugs me. I am tired of danger and death being around every tree. I am tired of a minor laceration turning into a life threatening cause of Septic shock. How about just put a band-aid on it and press on. How about going around that rock face instead of acting like that is the only way to get across a river. I know it is not very entertaining for some people to show a person who was prepared go to the woods and have a good time, but that is what I would like to see and read about. Maybe I could learn a trick or two on tarp shelters, or a tasty new edible(flora or fauna). Heck maybe even enjoy the scenery. I guess that is why I enjoy the people who hang out here. We don't make up reasons to go build a fire, we do it for fun. If we want to go buck up a log with an axe or clear some brush with our favorite knife we don't make excuses we just do it. Rant over. I feel better now.