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 Post subject: Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:40 pm 
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with a lot of luck?! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)
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 Post subject: Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)
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Used to have a cool book on all this stuff but someone releived me of it :evil: !!

Had something to do with aways walk with a stick in Quicksand country. When you fall in DON'T PANIC you will sink faster. Use the stick to disperse your weight evenly over the pool. Basically what you doing is making the area that has to sink bigger by doing this you increase the amount of resistance that you have against the sand and hence will sink slower. Then making very slow movements you push on the sick lifting yourself up enought so that you can lie on the stick, with the stick at your waist, making a +. Then swim to the edge, slowly. Making sure you are on your back, that way you can breath normally and don't have to keep lifting you head for air.

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 Post subject: Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)
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Great quizz :clap: Learning a lot ... but still searching for that third tree :evil: I hate to give up!!!

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 Post subject: Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)
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Interesting Rangerboy :D Hopefully I'll never have to test the theory!

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 Post subject: Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)
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Thanks RM - I've never seen quicksand, and hope I never experience it. Do we even have it in South Africa?

Let us momentarily get away from the plants onto (small) animals.

You're hungry and need to eat. You find a whole host of grasshoppers.

  • Can you eat them? How do you determine that?
  • You've determined that they are safe to eat but you're squeamish about the innards and the head. How do you remove that?

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 Post subject: Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)
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I was in quicksand once at a beach here in Zululand, well it was actually next toan estuary. Your also get quicksand in flooded rivers where the water has recently resided, I lost a Landrover in this situation. :big_eyes:

You can eat the grasshoppers that don't display ospomatic or warning colours. To get rid of the insides, hold it by the body, turn the head round 360 degrees a couple of times and then pull slowly, the insides will come out still attached to the head. :)

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 Post subject: Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)
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Got it again Ranger :D You're too fast!

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 Post subject: Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)
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Thinking of a good one 5:41pm :hmz: ...

... :hmz: ...
...5:51pm...

I can't think of anything good right now but try this...

... how do you start a fire with a torch?

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 Post subject: Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)
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A blow torch? :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)
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Wouldn't that make it easy :D

I am talking about a battery operated torch or flashlight.

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 Post subject: Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)
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Guess you dismantle it and use the glass as a magnifying glass to focus the suns rays onto kindling or paper?

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 Post subject: Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)
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 Post subject: Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)
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bishop3006 wrote:
When without water out in the bush, one can use the roots of three trees to get water. (I know one can also use bulbs, but now I'm onto the trees.) These are called "water roots".

1. What are the three? ( I know two, and really like to know the third as well.)
2. HOW is the root used?


I've done a LOT of searching and can share the following;

Commiphora marlothii - Paperback Corkwood Tree ... the roots are chewed for a sweet tasting juice

Grewia Robusta - Common Raisin bush. A large shrub (1.5 - 3 meters) or small tree (6 meters) ... the roots can be transformed into long tubes and used as sucking sticks.

Now I can concentrate on the other questions :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: A Question of (Human) Survival (OQ)
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Thanks for the info Spotted Cat :lol: Glad your happy now!

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