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As we get consumed by the digital era we live in, I think it would be better to look back at how people lived 50 years ago. You may think that life is better now and you have everything you could possibly want, but is that really true? When was the last time you did something with your own hands to serve your particular needs, without swiping a credit card?
People forget about the old ways of living and we are arrogant enough to think we can do anything we put our mind to, when in fact we don’t have any practical skills at all. Your grandparents and pretty much everyone from their generation had a set of survival skills that made life simpler and more enjoyable. Today’s generation relies too much on modern technology and they wouldn’t be able to survive in an environment deprived of such technology. The survival skills of your grandparents provided them with food, warmth, comfort and the knowledge to use resources from an environment that didn’t allow room for mistakes.
Some of these skills can be encountered even today, although the vast majority of these skills have been replaced by our modern ways of living. My grandparents were able to build a shelter in the wild, procure their own food by hunting and fishing, navigate without a GPS and much more.
The younger generations no longer have time to look back at the old ways of living and it is no wonder they have no idea how to start a fire without a lighter or live off the grid without their addictive technology.
Read more about the survival skills we lost to history in the article below:
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.