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There’s an old Far Side comic that shows a married couple standing in a bomb shelter and a sky full of mushroom clouds directly above them. The shelter is filled with canned food, and the wife is yelling at the husband: “How many times did I say it, Harold? How many times? ‘Make sure that bomb shelter’s got a can opener–ain’t much good without a can opener,’ I said.”
As preppers, we spend so much time thinking about food, water, shelter, first aid, and all the other basics that it’s easy to overlook essential survival items. Even experienced preppers are bound to forget a few things.
A while back we shared a list called “50 Survival Items You Forgot To Buy,” but readers left comments and sent messages telling us about all the other things preppers often forget. This resulted in a list of 50 MORE survival items. It goes to show that no matter how prepared you think you are, you can always be more prepared.
Read more at … 50 MORE Survival Items You Forgot To Buy
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.