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556x45mm 226 points ago +226 / -0

Your gonna PAY me to go on a hunting and fishing expedition?

Wrexxis780 114 points ago +114 / -0

And you don't even have to hunt for food. They said food & water is included.

Xtracredit 59 points ago +59 / -0

Thank god. A patriot who can read!

Slice 26 points ago +35 / -9

Not that they can't read, but umm... What else are you going to do for 30 days out in the wilderness? Some of us don't feel like sitting there jerking it for that long.

Farmerbob1 53 points ago +56 / -3

Improve the shelter. Exercise. Plan out a book on paper. Play solitaire. Sleep late every day.

QSWO1 24 points ago +24 / -0

Breath fresh air, and not look at the ghetto.

brundlefly777 8 points ago +8 / -0

Read. Hone a new skill. Practice a musical instrument. Map out the forest where you live. Despite the fact you already have food and water, find some more of it yourself.

Shit, there's so much you could do. I think by the end of it you wouldn't even want to come back.

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Taupkek 5 points ago +5 / -0

That writin' is written rotten!

ParticleCannon 18 points ago +18 / -0

So long as I still get fire

Wrexxis780 10 points ago +10 / -0

Good point. It would be easy to set this up for people to try if you just let them all freeze to death.

Farmerbob1 7 points ago +7 / -0

Firebows really are not hard to make if you have shoestrings.

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Spicy_maymay 10 points ago +10 / -0

Don't threaten me with a good time.

mailinvoter 4 points ago +4 / -0

Exactly, most people PAY others for that experience. Sign me up for 2 months.

FinalSynapse 3 points ago +17 / -14

Id love to see someone hunt or fish without technology. As in with your bear hands.

Dallasguy 110 points ago +110 / -0

If I had bear hands I'd be the greatest fisherman ever.

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LiteraIIyHitIer 7 points ago +7 / -0


That's a funny name.

603win 22 points ago +22 / -0

Good news—The second amendment gives you the right to bear arms

Farmerbob1 12 points ago +12 / -0

If you had bear hands though, wouldn't that be the right to arm bears?

CensoredCitizen 18 points ago +18 / -0

I think fishing with bear hands is illegal in many states.

scyenceFiction 11 points ago +11 / -0

I wanna meet the game warden crazy enough to try and arrest an 800lb grizzly.

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DoozerChuck 1 point ago +1 / -0

??thats good

Prometheus76 24 points ago +24 / -0

If you are talking about mountain streams (I grew up around trout streams), the fish all dash under the bank, but once they're there, they don't know where else to go. What does that mean? It means that yes, you can reach under the bank (it's easiest if you're in the water) and you can feel them. Move slowly and come up from beneath them. You run your fingers up and down their belly a few times, and the fish kind of calm down, then you quickly come up and put your thumb into their gill, and pull them out. Easiest if you either keep holding them or whack their head on a rock to kill them. You can eat fresh trout without cooking it, but you'll want to gut it first.

If you have a pocketknife with you (and if you're in the mountains, you should), you turn the fish on its back in your hand. Stick the knife into the fish's anus and slice the belly up towards it's mouth until just below the little triangle between the two gills. Now, take your knife and stick it in the thin sheet of skin on one side of the fish's tongue, then push the knife through and come out the other thin sheet of skin. Now, push towards the fish's mouth and cut out the tongue. Now, grab the tongue with your forefinger and put your thumb in the top of the slit you cut, and pinch your thumb and forefinger together, now pull straight towards you away from the fish. The guts will all come out. Rinse the fish and use your thumb to clean out the fish's large intestine, which runs along its spine. You can use a knife or your thumbnail to tear the thin membrane there.

Congrats, you caught a fish by hand and ate fresh trout sushi. Skinning it is optional.

Farmerbob1 6 points ago +6 / -0

Crayfish are also quite easy to catch bare handed, though I would hesitate to eat them without cooking them.

FinalSynapse -23 points ago +1 / -24

But the knife is technology. Awesome that you can do it without fire though, I would have thought that's harder technology to live without.

Prometheus76 20 points ago +21 / -1

The person presenting the challenge would definitely have to define "technology", because fire and clothes definitely count as technology, if you are going for the "anything that is not a tool native to your body". But I think they meant "anything with a transistor" or "anything that you could buy at a radio shack".

But in reality, I just wanted to share the skill of catching fish with your hands. It's totally possible, pretty easy, and is a useful thing to know about in survival situations. I've never seen a "survivalist" on TV do it, and they should.

FloridaGirl 17 points ago +17 / -0

Did you kill the bear with your bare hands to get the bear hands? ?

Ray_ciss 3 points ago +3 / -0

... the only way it's legal...

FinalSynapse -10 points ago +2 / -12

Isn't that what the constitution refers to? Like not just the hands but the whole arm.

CensoredCitizen 5 points ago +5 / -0

What possible reason would you need a whole bear arm?

kornesque 11 points ago +11 / -0

Discovering you can hunt is technology, checkmate! -this guy

FinalSynapse -13 points ago +2 / -15

Technology = the application of science.

Farmerbob1 4 points ago +4 / -0

It is easy to make a fishing spear. Fish weirs too. Snares aren't hard if there is decent grass around.

If you are totally clueless about hunting and fishing, then sure, it might be hard to figure out, but hunting small game and fish without high tech tools is pretty easy.

Friendly_B 3 points ago +3 / -0

How can I learn to do this?

Farmerbob1 1 point ago +1 / -0

There are lots of YouTube videos about primitive living and toolmaking.

I learned a lot of stuff on my path to Eagle Scout, 35ish years ago.

FinalSynapse -11 points ago +2 / -13

It's says no tech. Not just "high tech".

Farmerbob1 2 points ago +2 / -0

What do you consider to be tech?

I can make a fishing spear with a sharp rock, a small tree, and some grass.

I can make a fishing weir with just grass and sticks.

You can make a snare from a couple sticks and grass.

Farmerbob1 1 point ago +1 / -0

Also, look up the sport of 'noodling.'

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