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Safety J.
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Tolland, CT
Post #: 159
There's an advanced class in April up in Massachusetts so you have time to learn the basics on your own or you can take some of their virtual classrooms they offer.
http://www.thepathfin...­
The founder of the Pathfinder School is this guy http://www.youtube.co...­
You should be able to learn most of the basics from watching his videos like these
http://www.youtube.co...­
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there's a lot more to learn than just kit mentality

Some of the prices of gear on the pathfinder website are a little high so just do some searching around for the cheaper price. Or you can ask me what keywords you should use when you try to find something. An example would be the " bank line " cordage. If you try doing google searches for that word you wont find any place with good prices, but if you knew it was also called tarred "decoy cord " and a roll can be found at cabelas in their duck hunting section for $10, then you would be good to go. The #18 type that's 160 lb test is what you'll want. Another confusing one is the MSR seagull stainless cooking pot. It's actually called the " stowaway pot " and searching for that term will give you better results. Also, to start off you don't need to buy an expensive knife. An inexpensive $10 Mora knife is good enough, but stores around here don't sell them. Here's the one I use as a neck knife http://www.bensbackwo...­ If you want one to carry on your belt this one has a better sheath for that type of carry http://www.bensbackwo...­ I prefer the neck knife carry because it's easier to get at the knife when you're sitting down. Mora knives are better than regular knives because they have the scandinavian grind on the blade which makes it razor sharp and very easy to resharpen if you know how because you don't sharpen a scandinavian blade like you do a regular knife.

Here's the youtube channel to one of the instructors in the Massachusetts Pathfinder School http://www.youtube.co...­

There's another school in Maine http://www.primitives...­
Here's their youtube channel that you can learn a lot from http://www.youtube.co...­

You can also just join the free forum at http://bushcraftusa.c...­ where they have something called a BushClass that you can take.

You really can learn everything they teach in those schools on your own if you just spend time doing your own research, watching youtube videos and practicing in your back yard. The PDF books I posted here will be a big help too http://www.facebook.c...­

Again feel free to ask any questions and I'll show you some info that'll explain how to do something. cool
A former member
Post #: 15
Safety Joe,
I had no idea that you were such a prepper resource. Thank you
for your valued input. For anyone interested in attending a
survival series on food preservation here is a link to a
Meetup on the 17th.
http://www.meetup.com...­
I have attended more than one meetup with this great group. I think
they are looking for a candidate to support after Bachman dropped out.
Two birds one stone.
Dave
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