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At the highest levels of preparedness you find that much of survival comes down to being able to process various types of materials. What types of materials can you work with and what can you make out of them? There is a phase where you buy all the things you need and then you graduate to the idea of carrying less and being able to create more from the base materials around you. I am talking about manipulating wood, metal and the creatures of the woods.
Do you know how to work with deerskin to create things like shoes or clothing. Deer skin has been used as clothing for a very long time. This means it will be effective in an emergency as well! What can be done to assure that you are able to utilize these resources? Well, it all comes down to practice. Get to it!
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.