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Old 11-12-2020, 04:57 AM   #1
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"supershelter is a real thing". No kidding?

it's only been known about for 30+ years and now even you lops know about it. Igloos have been a fact for centuries, too. It's also a fact that if you want to keep a warming fire burning 24-7, you'll burn a cord of wood every few days. Processinng and hauling that wood is going to take several hours per day of hard, dangerous work, out in the cold wind. So it's going to cost you at least 400 calories per day . You burn 100 calories per mile just walking on level, dry ground, with no burden at room temps. Cutting logs to 2 ft lengths and splitting the wood is a lot more work than just walking. so go ahead, kid yourself about how i can't be right about how many calories I save by not having to have a warming fire for 100 days in the Sub-arctic, starting in late september. Ditto about how long it takes to make a SOLID debris shelter.

I"ve also had clowns claim that a strong wind will blow down my tarp shelter. They''re fos. and so what if it does? I can just set it up again and it's highly doubtful to happen, since I'll taper the end walls in at the top. Since it's only 4x4x7 ft in size, it's a simple matter to build a pile of branches, boughs , and debris in front of the vertical side, as a windbreak. You'll eventually need the wood anyway, for boiling your drinking water and cooking food.

I think that what such clowns REALLY object to is the bypassing of their kid fantasies of cabin building and homesteading. Ether that, or they are claustrophobic and can't admit it. When i worked in hazardous waste removal, we sometimes had to wear a moon suit, which had a Scott air pack inside of it, on your back. It was only good for about an hour of real work before you'd need to change out the air bottle. The suit was of thick rubber and zipped up the back. You could not get out of it by yourself. That made me paranoid, until I opened the blade of my folding knife, made a cardboard and duct tape sheath for it, and taped it to the outside of my thigh. Then, knowing that I could get air if I had to do so, I was ok in the suit.

Another, even weaker "reason" for the pussies to be upset about the supershelter is they are scared of animal attack. That I can understand, since they are so weak and cowardly in the rest of their lives, but that's no reason to condemn the shelter concept. Their wussy debris shelter isn't going to keep an animal at-bay more than a couple of seconds longer than the tarp shelter and it's still their incompetent weak-arsed selves that will have to deal with the animal when, not if it gets thru their little stick "cabin," or their tarp or animal hide 'door". I've worn the attack suit when a couple of trained 80 lb german shepherds were tearing at it. Give me the modified Cold Steel shovel, with 2 ft of handle added to its head and I'll do better in my tarp shelter than they will with their wonderful sheath knife, guaranteed.

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Old 11-12-2020, 05:12 AM   #2
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there's been ZERO animal attacks or serious cold injuries on this show, but 68 out of 70 entrants have starved and the other 2 starved for a month before they got lucky and scored a big animal. So why not just admit that i"m correct and that they should be MUCH more concerned with scoring food and a lot less concerned about shelter/cold, hmm? Cause you can't admit that you're WRONG, that's why. You'd rather blow your chance at a million bucks than admit that you still "think" like a 12 year old boy scout. Hell I COULD do without the pemmican and have the sleeping bag, but i'm that certain that it means nothing It's a lot easier to scrape up some debris than it is to get 2 lbs of great-tasting, fatty food. The animals and fish can't eat the debris, and they'd LOVE to eat the pemmican. It's already plenty cold enough, by the time that tey launch on Great slave lake to make it unlikely that they'll find insects to use as bait. in Cold water, insects just dont put out the scent-taste cloud that meat and fat do. When in little tarp and tape bait bags, the fishheads/guts, or the pemmican will not be just nibbled away by the minnows, eiher. Tying bait bags to the netting greatly increases the chance of bigger fish hitting the net hard, when it attacks the minnows that will be hanging around the bottoms of the bait bags, where the little holes will be letting out the scent of the bait. I want the baited hooks working for me as i make more and more netting.every day. Even if a given chunk of shoreline is currently barren of fish, that does not mean that a few trees dropped into the water, to shelter the fish, or that a lot of bait bags, on the 100m long chum lines, reaching out into the lake, cannot convert that shoreline into a heavily-active are for fish. You're stuck in a 1.2 mlle radius of your drop off point. So if none of your little chunk of shoreline is productive of fish, it will be up to you to somehow MAKE it productive, The pontoon outrigger raft can massively help to do that. The odds are much better of that being the case than they are for a big animal to wander within bow shot of you.

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