Field Survival Class Questions for Past Participants

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  1. shaneadams90

    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    In the recent past we've been allowing Alumni members to come in and "help" with the class. I took FS as a participant before I was on staff back in Dec of 2015.....when I came on staff it was just Jeff, Patrick, and myself...and I'm not sure which was tougher....as a participant or cadre. Early on the cadre didn't sleep and was up just as much as the students (suckers)......now we actually get some sleep which is nice!!
     
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    I noticed even with WFR that you guys were in constant motion.
     
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    Exactly. When he says they get sleep hes talking about a couple hours. They work very hard behind the scenes.
     
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    Yup, crashing planes, having kayak accidents, having a stroke in a tree stand, falling off rappelling towers. So busy.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    ....... in my part of the world we call that "Sunday" but I guess not everyone is as rugged (or good looking) as us... :D

    I am actually impressed that there both people who off this training as well as a steady flow of people wishing to take it. Both speak volumes.
     
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    @Patrick Rollins Field Survival was awesome this past weekend. Had a blast. No longer sore, but my arms are covered in poison ivy. I learned a lot about pushing myself and learning about how little sleep and food you really need to survive the most common ordeals. I also learned a lot more about working as a team (I hate drum barrels now) and what being a leader entails. Thanks for all the great memories and the not so great ones haha.

    - Jonathan
     
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    Glad to hear it Jonathan.....you guys had a great class and did exceptionally well. I appreciate you guys looking after my sons as well! Come back any time.
     
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    @shaneadams90 don't mention it. They looked out for me just as much as I did for them. And you don't have to worry about that, I think I'll be signing up for an Advanced Survival course next to experience a little more of a relaxing pace. I am curious if you or Patrick would be willing to evaluate a personal survival kit that I assembled some time ago. It is sort of a hobby of mine to make the most comprehensive kits in the smallest packages as possible, but I haven't had any real input from experts in the field on it's good or not. If I mailed it down to you all, and let you take a look at it, do you think that it could be a possibility to get some feedback?
     
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    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    Sure man...feel free to send some photos if you want..that should suffice.
     
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    Field survival poison ivy update. Anyone else get it this bad on their arms? image.jpg
     
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    Thanks @shaneadams90. I’ll take some pictures and make a list of what the items are in a sequential order and upload to a new thread.
     
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    Both Jackson and Parker have it pretty bad. Jackson had to get a steroid shot and pack. Parker has been gone on a college retreat and we will see him today. He had a good dose of it BEFORE he went to FS.
     
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    I can believe it. I think I would choose to take the course in the fall or winter if I had to do it over to avoid the fields of poison ivy.
     

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