3 Hardcore Survivalists and What We Learn From Their Order of Operations

3 Hardcore Survivalists and What We Learn From Their Order of Operations

By Jeanette Vale

Three men went into the wilderness with a GO Pro.   First, let’s look at their playing fields.

Lesson’s I learned from their water situations:

“Smooth Gefixt” in Ireland was inundated with rain and swamp.  Yet, he says “the first three days he battled thirst and the rain”. He had no way of purifying the water from the swamp until a fire could be built.   He had to make a bow drill to start a fire, but the high water content in the air and on ground made this almost impossible.   He had  some narrow neck glass bottles.  He boils water in them but some eventually shatter.  

“Clay Tall Stories” in New Zealand. On day one he  found a fresh stream to drink from.  Time not spent purifying water is a huge advantage.  He is able to stay a full seven days in the field.  Water is critical.  Everything is critical, but in a hot environment water is top of the list.

“Field Day”  I'm going to name his place Demon Island.  Watch to find out why.  In this particular video he lands on an island with no fresh water and two coconuts.  These are his only ways to drink until his distillation gives him a few tablespoons of water.  He has intense headaches and leg cramps. 

He stays only three days and understandably so.  Water is life.  


No one appreciates litter like a survivalist in the wild.  Plastic or glass bottles, rope, fish netting, fish lures, can save the life of a survivalist.  Finding new flip flops, or Wilson’s sister (deflated volleyball) is just a cherry on top. 

Creating vessels to hold liquid is very labor intensive and to find a plastic bottle floating by is the greatest gift from heaven.

From these men, I learned that processing a pile of trash is the first chore upon arrival. Junk found will save you days of work.

The second is getting fresh water and purifying it.  Whether you’re in rainy Ireland or the hot dry tropics the men were very thirsty.  For “Field Day” he said his thirst almost debilitated him.  It was very painful to his body not to have water.

The third thing is to put in place whatever else is most important.  Depending on your weather or danger.  

All activity is critical and urgent.  It is hard to know what is more important.  Every tool you bring to the chaos will save you days of work!  Here at Emergency Zone we sell them all.  Make sure to click on our website link before you go.


For those men on an island, it seemed easy to get protein into the body.  Snails, sea urchin, and crabs were plentiful.  If you never caught a fish, you still had a lot of protein sources that couldn’t outswim you.  

Once I watched my grandma crack open a sea urchin and eat it while it was still moving.  That wrecked me.  If I ever have to be a survivalist, I sure hope it will be on a tropical island (they grow the most food year round), but I’m going to have to be tough like grandma if I need seafood.

Oh, what a funny thought hit me.  I grew up in the South Pacific islands.  I was hungry every day in summer (when school didn’t feed us).  Guess what I did as a kid.  I foraged for food daily.   

We had the following that grew with no effort from us:  banana, avocado, mango, vee (Spondias dulcis) , guava, passion fruit, mountain apple (Syzygium malaccense), coconuts, breadfruit,  green mandarin, tangerine, cocoa, and papaya. I would sit in the trees like a monkey and eat till I was full.

Okay! I’m feelin’ badass.  I am a survivor!  I did it as a kid.  How you like me now? 


Smooth Gefixt:  Knife, paracord

Clay Tall Stories:  a sharp rock

Field Day:  a knife

These men are hard core.  They brought almost nothing to the challenge and were able to survive for several days.  Each of them had an advantage.  Each of them had huge odds to overcome.  I am so impressed by them.   


I am so grateful for the kindness they showed to the wildlife they ate.  They did not allow the creatures to suffer longer than needed.


I am so worried by how disconnected we are, as a society, from being able to actually feed, clothe and shelter ourselves if our fragile ecosystem fails.  There is talk of a great reset.  We see the global elite outline their goals for us.  They don’t hide their plan.  Things may get dicey and we may be in situations we never dreamed possible.

I am so grateful for all those out there in Youtube Land who put out content that inspires the rest of us.  I may die anyway but I’ll go out with a pair of mismatched flip flops while clutching a glass bottle I found. Funny.  Not funny. 

Come visit us sometime.  We sell a knife wrapped in para cord with a ferro rod. www.emergencyzone.com 

Smooth Gefixt Video Click here

Clay Tall Stories Video Click here

Field Day Video Click here

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