Yo im Miles, I live in Canada. Found out about this website from a youtube video of Les Stroud bashing Bear Grylls heh. .
Survival, well, livin in the wilderness starting off with nothin but a knife and axe, is one of the two passions i live for. Im a fan of survivorman and I am a huge fan of Gary Paulsen, who wrote Hatchet and the rest of the Brian books, Guts, and a lot of other books about wilderness livin.
My idea of a perfect trip would be goin into the boreal forest with nothin but a knife, axe, and a few pots, and once i got a good shelter and supply of food (if i had the choice, i would always pick a spot near a lake), then start workin on a forge and once i can get some iron tools together build a bigger house then move on to more useful structures and walls to keep the animals out. I know easier said then done, but i know people who have done stuff pretty close to what im sayin and they know people who have done what im talkin about in one or two weeks.
There are two questions i got right now that have been buggin me for the past week. First, how can you make a forge thats able to smelt iron if you dont have a metal tube to blow air in? Second, are there any plants in canada that can be made into a poison for arrows or darts that would just knock an animal unconscious? Sorry if i worded this badly, im in a bit of a hurry