Apparently Joe Nobody knew what he was talking about when he said that a survival net was an indispensable survival tool. As I mentioned in an earlier post, we field tested the survival net by using it to string up a hammock in our woods. The only equipment that was required, other than the netting, was a few lengths of paracord and a multi-tool (to help loosen the knots after using the hammock). The hammock worked so well that we decided to put the netting to the test in yet another survival application.
Realizing that a hide or a blind may be of paramount importance in any number of survival situations, we decided to see how the netting would perform in that capacity. First, Master Hand Grenade located a likely place to construct the hide. He chose a well traveled path that was sure to see a lot of traffic so that he could determine if the hide was truly effective.
After using paracord to secure the netting between two trees (the netting was placed at about eye level), Master Hand Grenade went about finding local foliage to weave into the netting to create an almost invisible blind. It took awhile to gather enough materials to adequately fill in the net, and Master Hand Grenade had to be careful to go far enough into the woods to cut branches and twigs, so that there weren't fresh cut marks near the hide.
|Tying the net off to the tree|
|The back side of the hide|
Twenty minutes after this venture began, an intruder found her way onto the path. Miss Serenity took her motorcycle to the woods to locate her dad and brother. She took the path most often traveled looking for signs of activity. Seeing none, she made her way up the hill, and then, out of no where, Sir Knight and Master Hand Grenade scrambled out from their hide! It was a complete success. Miss Serenity hadn't seen a thing.
|Can you see the hide?|
|How about now?|
|The survival net hide|