From My Post Before I Left....
Goals: Practice bushcrafting, foraging, design a water catchment system, and explore this new area for resources
Challenges: No drinkable water due to farm runoff. Coyotes have been reported in the area. Iowa also has cougars.
All Goals were accomplished except for the water catchment system I designed. Not enough resources due to lack of material. These folks camped up there for 2 weeks and did fires every night burning up just about every branch in the area. The authorities showed up and kicked them out. There is a 2 week limit. I had to drag stuff up from down the hill. I couldn't find 4 large straight ones for that project. However, I did all the other crafting I wanted to do.
Drinkable water was indeed a challenge but I made my supply last. There were indeed coyotes in the area. They sang every night, LOL. It did get a bit scary for me being alone up there at night.
I treated my bug bites with plantain. I solved problems. It was awesome. I was alone most of the time and self sufficient.
I am organizing the video footage I took and will post a video or two when they are ready. I wanted to know what I really need to haul out there with me and what I could leave behind. I used or needed just about everything. I renewed my confidence in myself and spent quality time feeding my soul. I'm kinda sorry I came back, LOL.
Videos coming soon.
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