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It is truly an amazing thing to be able to pull ore from the ground and turn that into a knife or a tool. What could be more impressive? What could be more important a skill? To me the most important thing about blacksmithing skills is the idea of a post SHTF career. We don’t often consider how we will be relevant and make money after the SHTF. Blacksmithing would be one of the most important ways to make a living.
This article offers some basics on learning to blacksmith. Now, I will tell you that there are many tools you will need to blacksmith. You will also need a serious look at safety if you are looking to get into blacksmithing. It’s very important that you stay safe in a post SHTF world if you choose to get into blacksmithing. There are wounds that could come infected and that is nothing pretty.