Real Talk about Survival Skills with Madison Parker, Madisons Hunting Trip Part 2 by Equip 2 Endure

Madison talks about what skill sets are oversaturated in the survival community and what people need to start focusing on to be a true, well-rounded outdoorsman. What are your thoughts?

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Categories: Survival Skill


    ANXIETOR 25 June, 2016, 11:47

    I agree. The great bushcraft rut.

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  2. MrWaymanc
    MrWaymanc 25 June, 2016, 11:47

    Right on Madison. Studying the Native American every day living in the 18th and 19th centuries demonstrated not only their superb skills, although to them was what everyone did to sustain themselves, but the great respect they had for animals and the land, only using what they needed without rapeing the land of its resources. It is a shame much of this knowledge has virtually disappeared in our modern techno world. Please continue to teach and share your valuable skills and keep it alive!– Indiana Woodsman Craig.

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  3. Ceco556
    Ceco556 25 June, 2016, 11:47

    Madison could you please do a few slingshot instructional videos. You are the best. Thanks for the great video.

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  4. rob pena
    rob pena 25 June, 2016, 11:47

    Your a good man Madison Parker i really enjoyed watching this video.

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  5. TheMountainRN
    TheMountainRN 25 June, 2016, 11:47

    What i like the most about Madison is how passionate he remain after so many years. As I always believe E2E sell quality vs "what public want". Sadly, in these " walmart generation" even in our know;edge it make it's way. Cheaper  and quick $ become more important that logic step.I hope his ideas spread on and more people recognize how important those skills are for the self reliant

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  6. Na Na
    Na Na 25 June, 2016, 11:47

    Medicine Bow here in GA does a tracking class where we trained to use a rabbit stick on a static target. That was the extent of the hunting.

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  7. luvtafsh
    luvtafsh 25 June, 2016, 11:47

    I have to say that I totally agree with what you're talking about. So much of what is being presented on youtube, or taught in the field are things, like you said, were taught from childhood on, back in the day. There have been things that I have even forgot mainly because of the day and age we now live in. So much is just a flick of the Bic or turn of the knob or push of the lever, we are lost without the 'technology'. What some have dubbed the tribal knowledge has been forgotten. So, I couldn't agree with you more. That being said, much of what is considered primitive hunting, trapping, snaring and fishing, as others have commented, is now in most states, if not all, illegal. Which, no doubt, is why you do not see it on youtube. Hunting and fishing is so heavily regulated right down to broad head width, bow draw weight, well, the list is endless. Anyway, not being sarcastic here, but why not post a wild hog spear hunt on YouTube and see how much flack you catch! Which is in my estimation why you don't see much of it. I will have to say though, and I'm sure there are others, Sigma III Survival is one youtube channel that has come as close as it can to opening ones eyes to those types of primitive skills without breaking the law on youtube. And like most have said, in a survival situation, all bets are off when it comes to right or wrong, legal or illegal. So then what? The cable on your compound bow has jumped the pulley or worse, you just bent your last aluminum arrow or shattered you carbon fiber arrow, you've exhausted all your ammo, or just flicked your Bic for the last time, what do you do? Anyway, that's my little rant, couldn't agree more with you Madison. Enough already with the friction fire and best thickness and steel type for a knife! It's got a point, an edge and a handle, good enough!

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  8. david emmanuel segundo rubio
    david emmanuel segundo rubio 25 June, 2016, 11:47

    Very good video, I enjoy his videos a lot, big fan, I have seen most of his videos and to see him again after a few years is great, he has made some videos during the last months that can be watched on E2E website witch I highly recommend. In every single video he brings some interesting arguments as he is full of knowledge in terms of what he talks about, this video is not the exception. He is right, in order to be a real woodsman, you really have to go into the field and try to give all your potential to see what you are capable of. A rifle is fully capable of killing a deer, you just have to aim, but what about your potencial?. Would you be able to hunt an  animal with something as basic and primitive as a slingshot?. If the goal is to get better at living of the land you have be able to live of the land  even with very basic things.
    Hopefully he keeps on making videos, especially, I would like him to make videos about his slingshots, the best slingshots I have seen for serious hunting. Mad, if you read this please try to make more videos about your slingshots because as you say, its tough to master that draw technique, and without your info. I think  I will never be able to shoot properly, I have been trying for several months but its not easy. Thanks for the video.

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  9. dexwithers
    dexwithers 25 June, 2016, 11:47

    Well, I think one of the main reasons you don't see more people teaching and taking game primitively, especially deer with a spear let's say, is because it is illegal in most states in the US. There are some places that allow but it is not the norm. I know here in Texas, you can only take non game animals and exotics with a spear. So the guys that are hunting deer with a spear or other primitive weapons, other than a bow and arrow, would probably be arrested if they posted a how to video on youtube showing the entire process from start to finish. And if word got out that a survival school in a state were spear hunting is not allowed was having its students kill deer with spears lets say, they would be shut down really quick. 

    So I do believe the primitive skills of hunting, stalking, and tracking are important and do need to be taught more, I don't think the laws in most areas will be to friendly about it. Maybe that's why a lot of guys avoid it. Kinda sucks and laws need to be changed in my opinion.

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  10. Caleb English
    Caleb English 25 June, 2016, 11:47

    I'm curious to know why you include slingshots as a primitive weapon since it is made with rubber which can't be reproduced in the wild. Everything else I heard makes a lot of sense to me.

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  11. justus005
    justus005 25 June, 2016, 11:47

    To my knowledge there are not many that teach primitive hunting skills like you. However, I do believe Matt Graham does. And he is a master of the atlatl.

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  12. cyclist01222
    cyclist01222 25 June, 2016, 11:47

    My hunting/gathering skills and knowledge are lacking. I need to study and practice more as opportunity arises. Especially the primitive stuff.

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  13. Kanzee
    Kanzee 25 June, 2016, 11:47

    good share and great to see you again , Mr Madison..
    lots of ppl (especially the younger ones) think that its
    going "backwards" to learn the primitive skills, when
    they wish to know everything about the modern hunting/skills.

    keep up the good shares. 😉 Cheers

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  14. kelley davis
    kelley davis 25 June, 2016, 11:47

    This is a very interesting topic

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