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Old 01-03-2020, 07:28 AM   #1
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thought of a way to catch big critters for alone tv show

where you lack bait (ie, too close to the ocean for salt to work) and have very limited wire amounts, then rig up from falling logs, with bladed, serrated barbed, fire-hardened, foot lock stakes protruding from the bottoms of the logs. Rig 4 stakes, lash 4 vertical poles to them, to guide the falling logs straight down. Rig these arches with 8 ft long, 80 ft logs as the drop pieces. and rig 4 of them, 1.5 ft apart. rig the trip-strings 9fish line to pull a pin that drops all 4 at once. Wire or cordage can hold all 4 of the logs together, so that he's really encumbered as he slogs off, bleeding to death. Prep for this takes a month. first, litter the trail with small amounts of debris which will be hiding the trip-lines (eventually). then add the stakes. Let the animals get used to each step of the build, little by little, or they'll just walk someplace else. emplace the drop traps where the trees create a big hassle to walk around the drops, and fill in any other pass-thru points. Get the critters used to your scent making no difference in their lives. little by little, finish the traps, since you'll have other stuff you have to do anyways. It might take a month to get each such trap ready to set. but because its not set, you dont have to check it several times per day, either. With one or too bladed stakes embedded in him,dragging 300 lbs of entangling logs, he aint going far and you can then sneak up anf finish him off with an arrow from your slingbow.
 
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Old 01-03-2020, 07:37 AM   #2
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gotta catch 100k calories each of game , fowl and fish, in order to lose no weight as you win the show. Winning this way will double your money, cause everyone will want to train with you. Nobody cares about guys who won by being fat and/or lucky. Prove that there ARE ways to harvest calories from the land, under the conditions of the show and you'll GET trainees, book and video sales, an active online channel, forum, etc. 1/4 mill money is not really enough, to retire upon, if you're young, not a vet, and want a kid or two 1/2 mill $, tho IS enough. If you're going to take the trouble needed to win, might as well take a bit more trouble and win BIG-time
 
Old 01-03-2020, 07:39 AM   #3
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where you lack bait (ie, too close to the ocean for salt to work) and have very limited wire amounts, then rig up from falling logs, with bladed, serrated barbed, fire-hardened, foot lock stakes protruding from the bottoms of the logs. Rig 4 stakes, lash 4 vertical poles to them, to guide the falling logs straight down. Rig these arches with 8 ft long, 80 ft logs as the drop pieces. and rig 4 of them, 1.5 ft apart. rig the trip-strings 9fish line to pull a pin that drops all 4 at once. Wire or cordage can hold all 4 of the logs together, so that he's really encumbered as he slogs off, bleeding to death. Prep for this takes a month. first, litter the trail with small amounts of debris which will be hiding the trip-lines (eventually). then add the stakes. Let the animals get used to each step of the build, little by little, or they'll just walk someplace else. emplace the drop traps where the trees create a big hassle to walk around the drops, and fill in any other pass-thru points. Get the critters used to your scent making no difference in their lives. little by little, finish the traps, since you'll have other stuff you have to do anyways. It might take a month to get each such trap ready to set. but because its not set, you dont have to check it several times per day, either. With one or too bladed stakes embedded in him,dragging 300 lbs of entangling logs, he aint going far and you can then sneak up anf finish him off with an arrow from your slingbow.
What's an "8 ft long, 80 ft log"...?
 
 
Old 01-03-2020, 08:44 AM   #4
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...1/4 mill money is not really enough, to retire upon, if you're young, not a vet, and want a kid or two 1/2 mill $, tho IS enough...
A big part of that consideration is location as well; some parts of the country taking a lot more money to live than others. My brother's father-in-law was a public school teacher in california, and since the cost of living (and therefore the pay scale) was so high there, his public school teacher pension from california let them buy a very nice McMansion-esque golf-course home in arkansas to retire at. Conversely, an arkansas public school teacher's pension would never allow someone to live like that in california.

Half of all americans over 65 are living 100% on social security. So it's doable; but anything a person can do to supplement it would be a very good thing. Throw that quarter million in a no-brainer index fund and it (over the long-term averages) will throw off around $2200 a month in interest; leave $900 of that $2200 (~4% of account value) in the account to increase the principle to keep up with inflation, and feel free to take the other ~$1300 monthly as additional income. Better investments are available (especially real estate related), but I don't want the hassles of being a landlord ever again.

You have to keep unusually large reserves on hand as a cushion or shock absorber to ride out dips in the market, but it always comes back. I know I'm rambling & almost preaching, so to cut it short I'll recommend looking into Nick Murray's books; one of my favorite investment authors.
 
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retirement is one of those interesting issues - different people have different ideas on what they need to retire on.

I'm not counting on Social Security, so any money from that will be extra money. I've spent 30 years building up a 401K, and a number of other investments. I'm going to do just fine when I decide to retire.

If your start young enough, you can retire quite well off. If you piss off opportunities or fail to plan ahead, well then you are limited in your options.
 
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gotta catch 100k calories each of game , fowl and fish, in order to lose no weight as you win the show. Winning this way will double your money, cause everyone will want to train with you. Nobody cares about guys who won by being fat and/or lucky. Prove that there ARE ways to harvest calories from the land, under the conditions of the show and you'll GET trainees, book and video sales, an active online channel, forum, etc. 1/4 mill money is not really enough, to retire upon, if you're young, not a vet, and want a kid or two 1/2 mill $, tho IS enough. If you're going to take the trouble needed to win, might as well take a bit more trouble and win BIG-time
Based on what?

You might get some interest, but unless you know how to market yourself, and are good with people, they won't stick around.
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Old 01-03-2020, 10:19 AM   #7
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Melvin, if you had been paying attention during the 6 seasons of "Alone", most (not all) of the areas had minimal wildlife or local hunting laws had to be paid attention to. Plus with a minimum of equipment and not being able to leaving the immediate area this further restricted the possibility of success. Again, it was for entertainment, but it also indicated to viewers the stock reality, that even those fully kitted out that the available wildlife will never sustain a large number of the population in case od a SHTF scenario. So the question is why don't you expand your thinking?
 
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Do the drugs cause all these nightmare ideas?
 
Old 01-03-2020, 12:54 PM   #9
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retirement is one of those interesting issues ó different people have different ideas on what they need to retire on.

I'm not counting on Social Security, so any money from that will be extra money. I've spent 30 years building up a 401K, and a number of other investments. I'm going to do just fine when I decide to retire.

If your start young enough, you can retire quite well off. If you piss off opportunities or fail to plan ahead, well then you are limited in your options.
Definitely. One thing that I found myself initially ignoring was the increased cost of living during retirement. I just didnít initially realize the cumulative effect of inflation over that time frame. Typical retirement is often 30 years or so nowadays, and the cost of living will typically increase 200-250% in that 30-year time span. Basically, 30 years from now, a person will need around three times the income to maintain the same standard of living as they enjoy today. A lot of people (including myself for a while) calculate based on ďI need _____ dollars per month in retirementĒ. Thing is, thatís what I need this year. Thirty years from now, Iím going to need two to four times that amount, again, in order to maintain the same standard of living. That caught me off guard initially, and is a real danger imo.

Definitely agree about being able to retire very well off if a person is disciplined. This is still the country with the greatest opportunities for the common man to achieve surprising wealth.
 
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