January 22, 2012

Into the Moors

British bushcrafter does not survive. (Gratuitous Bear Grylls references added by the reporter, apparently.)
Survival school instructor Ian Moran, who teaches extreme survival and bushcraft skills, said it was extremely unlikely anybody could survive a Highland winter out of doors living off the land.
He said: 'It would be a tall order for even the most professional person who calls himself a survivalist. Maybe centuries ago, when Scotland was covered in woodland and teeming with wildlife, but not now.'
I wondered about that. Was he planning to try to fish? Steal sheep?


Camera Trap Codger said...

Yeah, whaddabout stealing from the crofters? Isn't that kosher?

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Doubly stupid as he was walking distance from a hotel.
'Bushcrafter dies from stubbornness'. What was it Bill Hicks said?


Jen said...

Maybe we Coloradans are smug with our (perceived) survival skills. Yup, I think I could hike out 20 miles in Scotland, easy. But still think about the dbags that die in the desert 500 ft. from their cars. I could break my leg on the way to the barn one morning and have people say three days later, "wonder where she is?" Embarrassing, but possible.