30 Day Survival Challenge Canadian Rockies THE MOVIE - Catch and Cook or You Don't Survive

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I skimmed it and stopped at the part where they shot the two ground squirrels with the air rifle.
I remember when I was young thinking I could live off the land hunting fishing and foraging and quickly realized I would starve.

I also thought that Canada allows guns for hunting, so why didnt they just use a 22 or whatever but then this is TV. Airguns are really cool but if I had to have one gun for survival it would be a firearm.
 
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I skimmed it and stopped at the part where they shot the two ground squirrels with the air rifle.
I remember when I was young thinking I could live off the land hunting fishing and foraging and quickly realized I would starve.

I also thought that Canada allows guns for hunting, so why didnt they just use a 22 or whatever but then this is TV.
:s0092: I would have taken a very lightweight .22 rimfire rifle, as that airgun probably was not very light, but maybe that is all the guy had? I don't know. I could have taken plenty of ammo for the weight of the airgun.

They mostly lived off the fish they caught, there were some good sized fish in the lake near where they spent most of their time.
 

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Yeah, I noticed that they seemed to just take drinking water right from the stream - I did not see them filter or boil it.
Curious, if you need to boil collected rain water. Asking for a friend.

Also, years ago I was TDY in Columbia. We finally got some R&R. Someone told us about a nearby stream with a small waterfall. A bunch of us went down swimming and goofing around. No one really spoke Spanish but an old local came by jesturing for us to get out.

He was saying something about cows up stream. First we ignored him, then Someone figured out he could be saying cattle were pooping and peeing up stream. We thought the rocks would purify the running water but we were also young and stupid.

We were in the jungle and sourced our water from somewhere, but it was in a huge bladder and we had a few specialists running it. I did get sick almost a year later on another TDY and wondered if it could be related. Military doctors said no but they also called my illness due to unknown virus, because they couldn't figure out my pericarditis and lungs filling with fluid.
 
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Curious, if you need to boil collected rain water. Asking for a friend.
I saw at least one of them filling a water bottle from a stream. The use of water from a tarp was for cooking, so by definition it probably got boiled, but probably did not need to if it was from a fresh rain shower, which it appeared to be.

I would not use water from a roof for drinking/cooking though, and if I did, I would probably distill it (instead of just boiling it).
 

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