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There are always little tips that can be gleaned from an article. Skills and tools are the basis for much of what we do as preppers. If we have the right collection of these, we increase our chances for survival exponentially.
That is simply the reality.
When it comes to skills the great battle is time. How much time can we commit to getting good at firecraft, shelter building, self-defense? When it comes to tools the great villain is variety.
Where do we find great tools and how we know which ones are the best or the best for the money we have.
Fire Craft is a massive skill that needs to take the front seat. You should be able to look at an environment and understand that you can make fire with the resources around you. Fire mustn’t be a mystery to the survivalist.
Self Defense is another important skill that needs to be respected.
The shelter is another skill that should be practiced and utilize. You need to know how to escape the elements.
Cleaning water might not be that exciting a skill on the outside but we gotta drink! How to filter and sanitize water is crucial.
Navigation is another big skill that takes a long time to develop.
The full tang, fixed blade knife is about the most important tool for wilderness survival.
The ferrocerium rod is a means of making hundreds of fires.
A steel water bottle is a very important and often overlooked tool for survivalists.
Firearms are great tools. They are the ultimate self defense tools.
The folding saw can do things that most other tools cannot and when you are trying to build or process wood for fire, its a gift.
There is much more ton consider but these tools and skills are a great place to start!