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  1. Which is funny to me, because IRL the weight of a waterboiler (cookpot, kettle, etc) is largely irrelevant in face of the sheer utility of having a fireproof container to boil water in.
  2. I am of agreement. Medical treatment in TLD is both too restrictive and too effective. I have been annoyed by certain teas not working when I drank them from the food-screen instead of the treatment-screen more than once, as well. It is all going to my stomach, why be so specific? I also agree, regarding Antiseptic. They should patent that nonsense, because an OTC bottle of antiseptic is generally *not* nearly that effective. A good rule of thumb when it comes to survival and bushcraft is : If you get an open wound, it will get dirty, and therefore have the chance for infection, to s
  3. -eyeroll- Humanity "being pushed back to the Stone age" is a little much, to be honest. While I'm not a fan per se of the forge, I can at least understand why the concept of forging may be useful to a survivalist in a world without electricity. My dislike of the forge comes from the sheer improbability of a backwoods bushpilot knowing how to work metal than it does from the actual 'existence" of the concept. If we met an NPC that was a blacksmith, and from there we could barter for tools, or even learn how to work metal from them, I would be 100% fine with it. However, I cannot
  4. No flintknapping, please You people don't understand in the slightest how difficult it is. I agree with you regarding the forge, however. Completely unnecessary. You can make arrowheads using little more than a workbench, a vise, and a set of files.
  5. .... whetstone is a sharpening stone, though 1) All the different grits of stones do is make it easier to get a fine edge. They are far from necessary, and the effect of a different grits of stone can be emulated by using more or less pressure on the stone, and by setting the blade at different angles as it travels across the stone. 2) Lubrication of whetstones is also entirely optional. While it makes the sharpening process more efficient...... lubricating the stone is far from necessary. It is entirely possible, and indeed quite a few bushcrafters personal preference, to use a dry
  6. Why not? I've made a pair of improvised bear-paw-style snowshoes in about half an hour of work. ..... People on this forum have the awful habit of both 1) underestimating how simple some aspects of survival are, and 2) overestimating how complex some things are.
  7. 1) Just because you have fishing/hunting equipment and know how to use it doesn't necessarily mean you can find enough food to survive. You could be the most skilled archer for miles, but if the deer aren't there, you are SOL 2) Just because you are "accustomed" to the cold while living a modern 21st century existence doesn't mean you would be able to survive getting dropped back into the Iron Age. 3) Just because the game presents medication and treatments as working 100% effectively 100% of the time doesn't mean that is how it works in 'reality'. (the same can be said about many ot
  8. Salt wouldnt be a limited resource. The ocean is readily accessible in two different maps, and you have thousands of square miles of potential firewood to make salt from the boiling of seawater. Of course, the game doesnt let you do this, but that is because TLD isnt very realistic.
  9. But..... most portable stoves don't use electricity. Why would they be knocked out by the anomaly?
  10. Technically, boiling all your meat at a rolling boil for 5 minutes or longer will kill pretty much everything big and bad enough to make you ill. We just...... can't make soup in-game for some nonsensical reason. It is the most efficient means of cooking there is.
  11. I would love to see a sling implemented. It is one of the "Key Three" survival weapons that everyone should learn how to build. Infinitely easier to craft than a bow, lightweight and easy to carry, and ammunition is always at your feet. Difficult to use, technically (the action of using a sling is simple: if you can throw a ball, you can sling a stone, but actually getting good takes a lot of practice), but the pros heavily outweigh the cons. On the plus side, it would make rabbit-stunning and wolf-scaring more difficult than it currently is, that is: hilariously easy With
  12. 1) contrary to popular opinion, blackpowder isn't all that sustainable. To make blackpowder, you need three ingredients: charcoal, sulfur, and saltpetre. The main limiting ingredients are saltpetre and sulfur, but even good charcoal can be difficult to make if you live in a region lacking goodly-sized stands of hardwood. Saltpetre can be made synthetically, harvested from caves or suchlike, but arguably the most "sustainable" production is using urine or manure, either human or livestock. And that takes around a year. Sulfur...... Forget it, pretty much. I can't think of many re
  13. These tropes would by-and-large apply
  14. I am presenting this scenario as it is in-game, where even stuff like simple flashlights wont work without the aurora overhead. For an example, i turn to the archtypical "societal collapse" in the western world: the fall of the western roman empire. People like to think that the WRE collapsed in an orgy of blood and burning, but the reality of the situation is more "say goodbye to the old boss, say hello to the new boss." The Late Empire had high taxes to combat various economic woes, meaning the urban middle class and poor both couldnt afford to make and/or purchase finished go