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One of the things that preppers and survivalists hang their hat on is the way they will become hunters and trappers when the S hits the fan. This is going to be a big way that people feed themselves or plan to feed themselves in the changed world.
When you really sit down and consider what it would mean to hunt and trap all of your food, how do you feel? In your heart of hearts do feel equipped to do this? Do you feel like you are prepared to take this to the bank?
It’s not to say it isn’t possible. However, there are many variables that are going to affect success. It won’t be the same endeavor for the man in the mountains as it will be for the man in the suburbs.
Let’s talk about three big things that will stand in the way of this goal.
Do you actually possess the skill to pull these things off? Do you trap on a regular basis? Do you hunt each year? Can you scout a new location and be productive in that location? These are all very important questions to answer.
Just because you have the gear and watch the shows doesn’t mean you will be able to jump into such success that you can feed a family on these things.
No matter who you are and how good you might be, animals have to be in an area. This is a critical part of this conversation. You should not be depending on food that doesn’t even exist. Are there animals around your home and in your area?
Imagine walking into a pantry that is empty but telling yourself there is enough food in there to last you three months. That’s crazy, right? Many people do this with the woods around their home.
Tools of the Trade
Not only is it important to have guns and traps, but you also need longevity with them. You need metal traps, too. Forget about building wilderness traps every day for the rest of your life. Can you fix a weapon if it breaks? Can you fix a trap?