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Survival Skills Wkshp, What goes in an emergency 'to-go' bag, cookbook

From: Wanda M.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:12 PM

Hi Everyone,


Mark Warren from Medicine Bow (Dahlonega, GA) just sent me information on a class this coming weekend. He gives these classes throughout the year. Here's the description in case you are interested. I'll be taking one of his courses later this year.


There are 4 spaces available in this weekend's survival skills class at Medicine Bow outside Dahlonega in the north Georgia mountains. It is not at all necessary to have attended part I in order to attend part II. ~ Mark Warren
FEB. 4-5 – WILDERNESS SURVIVAL SKILLS  (Part II ) 9 a.m. Sat. - 4 p.m. Sun. >This wilderness survival class includes the skills of food gathering, cooking, emergency medicines, stalking and throwing rabbit-stick, building traps and snares. $125



Also, you all asked me to provide the list of things to stuff into a 'to-go' bag that Chad so graciously shared with us last night. Here goes:


toilet paper


hard candy

flint (magnesium)

Butane lighters


thermal blanket



epoxy glue (plumbers putty)

Lock picking kit

zip ties


anti-diahrrea meds

anti constipation meds


550 cord

pain pills (and/or ibuprofen/advil etc.)


superglue (doubles as stitches for wounds)

rubber from tire to use for getting fire started




freezedried meals

rocket stove /wood gas stove/whirl stove/hobo stove

vacuum packed clothes/money

extra carry bag

metal thermus to boil water

chlorine to purify water

sock for filtering water (coffee filters recommended by REI but don't last)


rainfly to go over hammock

rain poncho

rain protector on backpack

string... to catch chipmunks ;)



Cookbook for preparing wild foraged weeds located at



I spoke with Bill Taylor for quite some time after everyone left. Bill has offered to do a presentation on foraging, weeds, seed, thriving. His expertise and knowledge goes way beyond my own. He was generous enough to share some lambsquarter and berry seeds with me (if my neighbors only knew...Their pristine monoculture lawns may fall prey to enemy seeds awaiting prolific propagation nearby ;)


I'll be posting the next meetup date (for March) as soon as I find out what date works best for Danny to present to us.


I'll be in Australia for most of February. See you in March!







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