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2/12/12 3:38 PM
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Pondepon
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One thing I know is that traveling that far a distance in those conditions it's very benificial to have a good pair of cross country skis. I don't know if this is common in North America though. Here in Sweden almost all our troops gets ski training etc. It's vastly superior in the winter to walking etc.
2/12/12 3:51 PM
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trained people takes 2-3 hours to make an igloo with 2 people depending on size.

The point of the igloo is to establish a safe place while you kill these crazy monsters called a full pack of man eating wolves. A shelter thats tough as shit and will last.

establish defensive parimeters. Create walls with the snow so that these wolves just cant charge at you unseen, they have to jump over the area. Maybe create an entrance so that they attempt to enter that part of the wall and you can easily kill them there when they approach

The first part of my 300 mile mission in the woods would be to kill the wolves off. Like I said, you are not winning a running battle in snow against wolves over a distance of 300 miles. You will need to sleep, and think clearly. No one is going to be sleeping well and thinking clearly when they know wolves want to eat thier brains while they sleep.

Kill them off first then worry about any other shit.

Remember this is comming from a non hunter prospective. I dont know if it would be wiser to hunt down a pack of wild man eating wolves in thier own land that you are completly unfamiliar with vs setting up defensive parimeters and killing them when you see them. But I still hold that you need to take care of that immediate threat before anything else. In your scenerio we have food and water already and clothes.
2/14/12 3:53 PM
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Excellent post sourcheese, it's obvious that you are thinking. I'd say your plans sounds very smart to kill the wolves first and then make your 300 mile journey.

Considering your idea, I think I'd make my initial stand at the crash site. Set up the plan and the wreckage to be a fortress with only one way in for the wolves, where they have to run through a kill zone like a cattle chute that is at least 20 feet long. If necessary fortify it with igloo type walls, but I suspect the wreckage should be sufficient.

Also, there are 7 total people initially. The extra people could really help this situation if everyone worked as a team. 2 or 3 men on watch minimum at all times. Plus the extra gear and firepower each man could carry should really help out.

Also, night vision goggles would help during hours of darkness. A couple night vision scopes on AR's might be handy as well. Also, everyone sharing the same caliber with interchangeable magazines.
5/16/12 1:12 PM
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I finally watched this last night. the characters were failures from the point of the crash.

One of the first rules of survival is establishing contrast and movement. They had a massive wreck area on a white snowy background with jet fuel burning. It doesn't get much more 'contrast and movement' than that. And yet they left.

It would be one thing to have said, "we need to hit the trees for wood and food." But they sought shelter? It doesn't get much better than two intact pieces of fuselage.

They should have first, collected every bit of luggage laying around and searched them for supplies. Then all the blankets.

They should have dammed up one of the fuselage sections with the loads of loose wreckage laying around - think African boma. There were intact doors and large sections laying there that would have made a great barricade.

They should have packed clothing, seat foam, blankets into all the cracks and crevices to insulate their living space. Then their meager fuel source would have lasted longer for heat.

Stay put, make weapons, eat wolf, drink snow melt - WAIT for pickup.

5/18/12 12:29 AM
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Did anyone catch what kind of knots they used when they crossed that cliff?
5/18/12 1:09 PM
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 Great advice slo ko!
5/18/12 2:55 PM
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btw, there's a scene after the movie. He killed the Alpha wolf!
5/22/12 2:40 AM
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I wouldn't try to walk 300 miles through the tundra. I live in Northern Alberta and know what a bitch winter can be.

I would make the best, warmest shelter I could and wait for rescue. Pilots must file a flight plan, and when the plane doesn't show up on time, a search is initiated.

If I was able to equip myself ahead of time, I would bring:

-a tarp to form the basis of a shelter, assuming the wreckage was so damaged it was of no use

-a stove and fuel and a pot to provide heat and melt snow for water

-a mirror and flares for signalling

- a bolt action 22lr with a couple hundred rounds of CCI Stingers or other hyper velocity rounds to discourage predators and maybe nail a ptarmigan or hare

-a good book to to read while waiting
6/8/12 12:41 PM
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1/5/14 10:39 AM
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Mookie 3:16
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just watched it.  enjoyed it.

7/29/14 2:42 AM
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