Survival skills have been around since God knows when. Even with the advent of modern technology, these survival skills proved time and time again that they are still important, essential, and relevant to outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, preppers, and even your average Joe and Jane. No, buying all that high-end survival gear does not make you a survivalist, but learning these most important survival skills will!
Survival Skills Help Us Survive. PERIOD.
So What Are These Survival Skills?Building a ShelterHuntingFire StartingFood and Water StorageWater PurificationFirst AidBuilding a Shelter
Some facts about building a shelter
Survival shelter out of debris and leaves
How to make your own survival cement
DIY emergency shelter
Snow cave for winter survival
How to build a bug out cabin
How to fortify your survival shelters
Back to top ^Hunting
How to use hunting traps
How to use and shoot a bow and arrow
Where to shoot wild hogs
How to hunt game when SHTF
How to maximize your camouflage
Back to top ^Fire Starting
How to build a fire
How to start a fire with flint
Start a fire without matches
How to start a fire using char cloth
How to start a fire without a spark
Start a fire with friction
How to start a fire using a battery
How to start and maintain a fire in winter
Start a fire with a guitar pick
How to start a fire with jumper cables
Your home should have these fire starting materials too
Back to top ^Food and Food Storage
The do’s and don’ts of food storage
How to use buckets, lids, and seals for food storage
How to store food using Oxygen Absorbers
The different threats to your food storage
How to store food in small spaces
How to repackage survival food
Storage solutions for urban preppers
Tips on long-term food storage
Food storage for your pets
Avoid this fatal food storage mistake
Back to top ^Water and Water Storage
How to find water in the wilderness
How to get and store water
Make your own DIY water filter
How to purify water
How to decontaminate water
What to do when water runs out?
How to survive without running water
How to hide your water storage
Back to top ^First Aid
How and when to use a tourniquet
How to remove a splinter
The basics of first aid
How to seal a cut with super glue
How to treat an open wound
Basic first aid checklist
How to prevent and treat heat stroke
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Watch some movies about how the world will end, and they can only tell you ONE THING: that no one is ever prepared for the aftermath. For example, the aftermath of a nuclear fall-out is living/surviving/thriving with radiated and uninhabitable terrain, radiated waters, and lack of food. The aftermath of a destroyed ozone layer is living our days in an underground shelter with a barren wasteland on top of us. Learning and perhaps mastering these essential survival skills needed to survive will prepare you one way or another for the worst.
Do you know any other survival skills we might have missed? It would be great if you can share them in the comments section below and we’ll add them to the list!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 7, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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