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It’s always a treat when you get a guided tour of one of the prominent names in survival. I first came to know this guy on dual survival and I really like the idea of what they were teaching in that show.
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Since then I have paid attention to Dave Canterbury and his evolution. He has some great information to offer. This is the type of guy who has been forged over years of service and practice. The best advice is that which comes from experience.
Dave goes against the grain in some of his survival strategies.
The Importance of Metal
The world is covered with metal. We have extracted so much iron from this planet that its nearly covered with metal. We will never be out of metal and it’s a great resource.
Learn how to identify the right metal and how to manipulate that metal using rudimentary blacksmithing skills.
Trees and Trees
Dave is a tree over plants type of guy. He believes in finding and using the most useful trees in the forest. These can be used to heal you, feed you, build shelter and even make tools.
Trees are a four seasons resource and that means you can use them to help you all year long. The same cannot be said for plants which mostly die off after the first frost.
Focus on Tools
David is probably best known for his tool heavy mentality. He believes in metal tools and their effect on survival. Things like a full tang survival knife, saw, fro and ax are all part of his toolkit. He is also a big believer in trapping and using traps to catch food.
However, he uses metal traps for this purpose. Metal traps are a resource that will last a long time and you won’t spend bullets, arrows or many calories on them.