Let’s Do This
We aren’t promising deep conversations here – just the basics. The goal is to be brief and direct with terms you will see in future posts. Others are sure to pop up but here are the basics:
5 C’s of Survival: Cutting tool, Combustion Device, Cover, Container, Cordage
Bug out Bag (B.O.B): Gear that you have ready to go in case of an Emergency...and you need to bug out
Bug out Location (B.O.L): A safe place where you plan on going during an emergency, should there be a disaster that would cause you to abandon your home.
Bushcraft: Use of practical skills and know how in order to survive and thrive in a natural environment.
Controlling Core Temp (CCT): Obviously, keeping your core temp under control.
Deadfall Trap: A trap consisting of a heavy weight positioned to fall on an animal.
Everyday Carry (EDC): Items that you should have on your person at all times.
Ferro Rod: Artificial pyrophoric alloy that produces hot sparks that can reach temps of 5,000°F when rapidly oxidized by the process of striking the rod, shattering it and exposing those fragments to the oxygen in the air. (..also a cool way to start a fire)
Flint and Steel: A hard stone (form of silica) and a Steel striker used for spark-ignition fire starting
Foraging: Searching for food and provisions.
Get out of Dodge: Term used to describe the need to get the hell out of your location. It’s often used in reference with an evacuation plan.
Mess Kit: Silverware and cookware
Rules of 3: 3 minutes without air, 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food.
SHTF: SHTF is probably one of the most used survival terms during the last couple of years. It stands for, “Shit Hits the Fan” and is used to describe catastrophic events, disasters. SHTF events are usually temporary crazy events.
WTF: Our favorite term
Ready. Set. Survive.