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    Have You Taken a Survival Skills Training Course?



    Have you taken a survival skills training course? If so, did you find it helpful?

    If not, is it something you have considered? Why? Why not?

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    A long long time ago.
    Early 70's I attended SERE training at Fairchild AFB.
    It's a compressed schedule of about two weeks, but I came away with some valuable survival training and E&E training.
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    I spent 12 months in the Republic of Viet Nam with the 5th Infantry Division.

    "We, the unwilling,
    Led by the unknowing,
    In the name of the ungrateful,
    Have done so much, for so long, with so little,
    We are now qualified to do anything with nothing."




    If any one gets a chance to take any type of training, such as basic survival and basic first aid, I believe you should take advantage of it.
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    The ones I went to in most cases were not optional. A few over the years I ask to go to. Most were tailored for regions of the world most likely to be encountered. One thing you learn is that while some parts of this world look really cool and interesting in pictures and movies. In the real world the suck.
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    Karl Marx said, "Destroy their culture, rewrite their history. Ruin their art and literature, and defame their heroes, by offering fabrications to scandalize that which they considered good.
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    Do Boy Scouts, Firearm training and CERT training count? If so, yes. If not, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    I spent 12 months in the Republic of Viet Nam with the 5th Infantry Division.

    "We, the unwilling,
    Led by the unknowing,
    In the name of the ungrateful,
    Have done so much, for so long, with so little,
    We are now qualified to do anything with nothing."




    If any one gets a chance to take any type of training, such as basic survival and basic first aid, I believe you should take advantage of it.
    Ever notice that some places you end up, everything wants to eat you, bite you, suck your blood and or kill you. And in every single case they want you to really suffer awhile.
    Of all the training we had the most used even today is first aid. You can go awhile with out food, you can find water but when it's bleeding you have bigger problems.
    Karl Marx said, "Destroy their culture, rewrite their history. Ruin their art and literature, and defame their heroes, by offering fabrications to scandalize that which they considered good.
    After reading this Obama said I am on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    Do Boy Scouts, Firearm training and CERT training count? If so, yes. If not, no.

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    Absolutely yes on the Boy Scouts.
    I wish I had a Boy Scout Manual from the 1960's or earlier.
    Heck, I wouldn't even mind a modern one.
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    I think some of the best "training" I received was simple experience in living without such luxuries as running water, electricity, and other things Americans take for granted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    Absolutely yes on the Boy Scouts.
    I wish I had a Boy Scout Manual from the 1960's or earlier.
    Heck, I wouldn't even mind a modern one.
    I still have my manual (from the 80's). It's tucked in with all my other survival/first aid books.

    Oh yeah, I've had first aid training also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    I think some of the best "training" I received was simple experience in living without such luxuries as running water, electricity, and other things Americans take for granted.
    Lesson learned from first long deployment.
    I learned how good real eggs over easy are.
    I learned how wonderful a salad was.
    I learned that it hard to beat a hot shower.
    I take every chance I get to enjoy those things even today.
    Karl Marx said, "Destroy their culture, rewrite their history. Ruin their art and literature, and defame their heroes, by offering fabrications to scandalize that which they considered good.
    After reading this Obama said I am on it.

 

 
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