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Let me start this out by saying that the skill of tracking something and shooting it from a mile away is not really one of the most important skills to a prepper in a collapse.
Most of the eastern woodlands are dense forest and rolling hills that don’t offer shots like that in most
However, there is much to be learned from a challenge like this.
It’s so rare that we measure our skills. I think it’s very important that we take the time to measure what we are trying to achieve.
Prepping and the skills therein can be very overwhelming. One thing that makes it so nerve-racking is the fact that we never really know where we are. Do we have enough? Are we good enough?
These questions are pretty common and are even more common if you are not measuring yourself. There are a number of challenges and events popping up every year that can help you understand just how effective you will be.
The 24-hour sniper challenge is such a test of what you can carry, hiking, navigation and shooting all in one.
Understanding your Limits
What these type of challenges present preppers more than anything is an understanding of their limits. You will find out what your limits truly are and how they affect your performance.
The high elevation hiking is enough to make the majority of people tap. Add to that stressors and shots up to 1200 yards and you will quickly begin to understand just what it takes to survive.
These lessons on our limits are so important. Preppers are rarely brought to the mirror to face their limitations. While it hurts to admit that we need to improve its one of the only ways that we will put in the work to get there.
It takes so much effort to move the dial just a little. Sometimes the only failure will give us the push we need.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.