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Two years ago, zakat published an article «Summer Vacation,» in which students talked about TCU Center. Similar exercises were held this summer. I was lucky they participate. In this article I would like to describe in detail a step TSU as an autonomous existence «triples» on the islands.
«Troika» were abandoned on the island for 6 days, was allowed to have no more than three items on the triple. In our case it was a sleeping bag, bowler hat and spinning. «Senior» triples (one of whom was the author of this post) landed on the night before, having your items out a knife and matches. Since I took a Swiss Wenger, who had me faithfully served 3.5 years.
Matches first packed in a plastic bag, then several layers of tape shook.
Per person was allowed to have no more than seven items of clothing. In my case it was «Gorka» (top and bottom), running shoes, a pair of wool socks (pair clothing items considered one except «Hills»), underwear (underpants), fleece jacket and hat.
Since landing was made «on-wet», ie the island had to swim, things I prudently packed in garbage bags on itself leaving only the pants off «Hills». However, at the moment of landing package with things was incised (to life on the island of honey did not seem ), And I was on the island with a fully wet clothing. The situation was aggravated that dropped me off at 8 pm, so full of things drying in the sun could only dream of.
There was also the so-called «Getting to Dry», which included salt, seasoning bag, pencil with sheets for records and communications.
During the first night of your stay on the island I spent on equipment shelter. Make a simple odnoskat covered spruce branches. Here I saw the handy in my knife, which I greatly facilitated the task. In the morning I did Yukon stove because open fire was banned (peat bogs).
Some of the things then dosushit on her part — dressed themselves.
Afternoon on the island arrived remaining soldiers «troika». Here are pictures from the landing:
Then came the «working life», ie to perform various tasks. The first day cover retrofit made sundial with fixed compass, started making scheme areas.
Because in the construction of sundials required to put an angle equal to the latitude (66 degrees. N), then painted primitive «a protractor.» The circle is divided into 4 sectors, first 90 g. Then one sector is divided into three 30 g. And one of these, in turn, divided into 5 to 6 grams. And got the desired angle.
Group tested instructor once a day. Assesses the implementation of the tasks set new. If successful, the group received additional tasks. equipment, prepared in advance on the base of the island. In the early days of any one subject we have not been received, the cause is lack of organization of the group. However, by the third day rooming developed a schedule that morning, we perform tasks to 16.00 we checked, we have lunch, and then we started staying. We slept, and because weather allowed — and even sunbathing.
As one of the objectives was to equipment vantage point. Because surface of the chosen terrain is rocky, NP used for masking white moss, and the NP equipped in a small hole.
Also prepared dishes made from birch bark. Only two facts are not taken into account: 1 — prior to making dishes elm parboiled, 2 — dishes done inside out. So happened that on the photo below:
Well preserved and «fork», made by me on the island and sanitized after.
And do simple loom, such as in this photo:
And that with him managed to do:
By default, use four pairs of pegs, but, in my opinion, if the material for the «rug» is quite long, and three will suffice, and even two pairs. If on the contrary, short, the number of pairs increases.
For subsistence: the main menu we had mushroom soup and blueberry compote. Potbelly tried to cook the roots. Only it should be soaked about 10 hours, otherwise it bitter. By the way, from the root of Potbelly did grits. Internet writing that Potbelly also drug, and therefore to some extent poisonous plant. With nothing happened to me, but still decide for themselves whether or not there is. Fishing we almost did, but on the third day for dinner cooked fish soup of roaches.
Even tried cooking plant, mistakenly called me earlier vehom. But even after an hour of cooking thing was almost inedible. I would be happy if experts Botany Northwest prompt our country, as properly called plant. Of its stems we did mat loom (and stems not treated and purified). It grows in stagnant water (thickets were at a distance of 1-2 meters from the shore). The average height of the stems — about 1-1.20 meters.
On the third night on the island instructor did zabrosku (300-400 grams of honey muesli). But it must be found With light morse code message was transmitted to the location of the cache. There is just needed and accuracy maps of the island, which I was, and knowledge of group SVKM (verbal expression of Morse code), and the ability to work in pairs: one dictating the signal recorded and the other deciphered. If a message is sent 2 times better and write it twice. This will facilitate the life of decrypting messages.
Forgot to mention: the islands group tested yet harvested in called. Knowing the conditions of its use, I laid there compass, spare box of matches, several tablets of dry alcohol, fishing kit, repair kit and a couple of tea bags. All packed in a small plastic bag and shook his scotch. Turned out quite tight.
The main difficulties in surviving in autonomous conditions — is the lack of energy, and with it, laziness, apathy, drowsiness, irritability. It is very important to be patient, not to fail to mate, not «score» on the task, even if it does not work or can not stomach.
I hope this article will be useful to someone. Waiting for comments, suggestions and proposals.
P.S. Because the issues raised in the article add security measures that have been taken during the exercise. First, each fighter «troika» — a life jacket (it’s in the pictures, you can see them at night, we used as another piece of clothing). Secondly, it is a constant communication with the instructor — the island we could dokrichatsya, others had a / c, the instructor p / s in standby mode. On the critical case — «Signal hunter.» Photos from the landing — instructor (in principle, like everyone else), which confirms its periodic monitoring group. Also stove — it is also a safety measure against forest fires. Open fire us was strictly forbidden.