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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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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

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime