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Living off the land

1954 Navy survival film

This 1955 Survival film was made by the US Navy to educate pilots on how to live off the land in north temperate regions but has some considerable entertainment value to the modern day homesteader.

I enjoyed the drawings of animal traps and the narrator's casual tone, even though he seems to think turtles are amphibians.

The section on edible insects taught me that caterpillars are not good to eat but grubs are often the safer bet.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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Two Little Savages, by Ernest Thompson Seton, publ. sometime before WW 1, with the author's drawings. And those cardboard dividers with woods lore inside the Nabisco Shredded Wheat boxes, back in the 50s--Your videos hark me back to these. I hope you can try out the wireless phone options. Have no idea on how they might be built. Do you?
Comment by adrianne Sat Mar 1 21:44:54 2014





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