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Hi,

I am planning to survive, for years, in Germany's Black Forest.
Please can someone advice on what is the best book/guide I need.

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Not trying to step on your toes or hurt your feelings but what make you think you can waltz into a forest and start living off the land? It takes years and then a few more years to develop the skill, knowledge and equipment to survive and live off the land. The fact you are asking about reference material, tells me you are not even close to being ready for a life in the forest.
 

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Not trying to step on your toes or hurt your feelings but what make you think you can waltz into a forest and start living off the land? It takes years and then a few more years to develop the skill, knowledge and equipment to survive and live off the land. The fact you are asking about reference material, tells me you are not even close to being ready for a life in the forest.
Agree 100%.
 

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Start with the SAS survival guide and practice all its skills for at least a good 5 years before attempting forest living. Trap building shelter building and hard winter survival you should also learn more about.
 

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I am planning to survive, for years, in Germany's Black Forest.
I lived in the grasslands of Texas, the mountains and valleys of California, backpacked from Calif. to Texas for 8 months, have spent weeks at a time in the Black Forest after living in Germany since 1978 and have written my own Book on Survival for my family in German and English...I would advise you to get another idea to survive for a few years. You do not understand, the Black Forest is a huge collection of little towns, a few larger cities and lots of trees and water. Each square foot belongs to someone or the German state. You can only go camping there, backpacking or trail walking. The food supply is good if you like fish. The deer are almost all privately fed and watched by the owner. The wild pigs are there but you would never have a good chance to get one. The bird population is great but very shy and without years of experience, you would never catch one in a trap. A very rich friend in Stuttgart got first hand experience from me for 2 months before he went to an island near New Zealand and lived on it alone with his supplies and a satellite phone for 5 weeks...He caught little and found less there, surrounded by food and water. Still lost 7 lbs. with his take-along food.
If you get your books together, learn to trap, learn to fish, learn to build a shelter, learn to eat less and only what you catch or kill, clean you own food, have the clothes, equipment, water filters, tent, sleeping bag, all other THINGS and practice to get food and water; you would still have problems in the Black Forest.
Get some practice near you in Berlin. Groß Dölln or Werneuchen are two old Russian Military bases where you could go to practice, or the Chech Republic and Rumania have lots of food animals. You would not survive the winters in any part of Europe north of Spain, Italy or Greece anyway...PLAN B??? C??? D???

PS: I LIKE THE IDEA AND MOTIVATION THO; GOOD LUCK
 

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I am planning to survive, for years, in Germany's Black Forest.
Nice dream, but that's all it is. When the excrement hits the fan, I think the edible wildlife in the Black Forest will disappear before you can blink your eyes, including the fish. I believe there is plenty of drinkable water in the Black Forest, so there is that. Even if there are enough edible plants in the forest, I don't think you'll have a very nutritious or balanced diet.

If you try to plant a garden, how long before it gets raided?
 

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Not trying to step on your toes or hurt your feelings but what make you think you can waltz into a forest and start living off the land? It takes years and then a few more years to develop the skill, knowledge and equipment to survive and live off the land. The fact you are asking about reference material, tells me you are not even close to being ready for a life in the forest.
Man. You speak the truth there. I am not experienced in this but I do have good wits & common sense. I'm expecting to survive maybe 2 years, max.
Like a lot of people in these times. I want out of this Technological prison fast approaching & cities will become surveillance zones. Without a Digital ID & proof of vaccination it will simply be impossible to live.
I don't want to sound dramatic. A part of my motivation is to choose where to die with dignity & as a free man.
 

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I lived in the grasslands of Texas, the mountains and valleys of California, backpacked from Calif. to Texas for 8 months, have spent weeks at a time in the Black Forest after living in Germany since 1978 and have written my own Book on Survival for my family in German and English...I would advise you to get another idea to survive for a few years. You do not understand, the Black Forest is a huge collection of little towns, a few larger cities and lots of trees and water. Each square foot belongs to someone or the German state. You can only go camping there, backpacking or trail walking. The food supply is good if you like fish. The deer are almost all privately fed and watched by the owner. The wild pigs are there but you would never have a good chance to get one. The bird population is great but very shy and without years of experience, you would never catch one in a trap. A very rich friend in Stuttgart got first hand experience from me for 2 months before he went to an island near New Zealand and lived on it alone with his supplies and a satellite phone for 5 weeks...He caught little and found less there, surrounded by food and water. Still lost 7 lbs. with his take-along food.
If you get your books together, learn to trap, learn to fish, learn to build a shelter, learn to eat less and only what you catch or kill, clean you own food, have the clothes, equipment, water filters, tent, sleeping bag, all other THINGS and practice to get food and water; you would still have problems in the Black Forest.
Get some practice near you in Berlin. Groß Dölln or Werneuchen are two old Russian Military bases where you could go to practice, or the Chech Republic and Rumania have lots of food animals. You would not survive the winters in any part of Europe north of Spain, Italy or Greece anyway...PLAN B??? C??? D???

PS: I LIKE THE IDEA AND MOTIVATION THO; GOOD LUCK
Brilliant. Thank you
 

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If you are still working and have the money, then get your stuff together whilst you still can, get to the Black Forest, find an old farm or farmhouse which is not being used, buy it and get it started to grow your own stuff. Maybe you can get an older person or pair to help you, some people there do not have the money to start, but would be happy to live and work on your farm for B&B. Hungary is a better place to go and get started, you can get a house and a few acres of land under € 6000.00,
in Serbia, for € 2000.00. In both nations, you can get someone to work on your garden for about € 50.00 a month...The money you need to start in Germany is insane. Not far from Berlin you can go to the Chech Rep. and rent old cabins for about €5.00 a day and do some vacationing. Find a farm, do some learning, hunting and see where it takes you. GP
 

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If you are still working and have the money, then get your stuff together whilst you still can, get to the Black Forest, find an old farm or farmhouse which is not being used, buy it and get it started to grow your own stuff. Maybe you can get an older person or pair to help you, some people there do not have the money to start, but would be happy to live and work on your farm for B&B. Hungary is a better place to go and get started, you can get a house and a few acres of land under € 6000.00,
in Serbia, for € 2000.00. In both nations, you can get someone to work on your garden for about € 50.00 a month...The money you need to start in Germany is insane. Not far from Berlin you can go to the Chech Rep. and rent old cabins for about €5.00 a day and do some vacationing. Find a farm, do some learning, hunting and see where it takes you. GP
Such good information. Thank you for your kindness. Love this forum.
 

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