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Some people fall into prepping because they are looking for a reason to access those forgotten skills. If you aren’t a hiker or outdoorsman, its kind of tough to get yourself up and head into the woods to play around. Some people that prepping for the end of the world gives them a reason to access this forgotten life.
What are we really after when we get into the woods?
Time Around the Fire
Sure, there is something uniquely human about sitting around the fire. You can access this same feeling from having fire around your own home. You don’t necessarily need to head out into the woods to sit around a fire with people you like.
Many people have created some sort of fire pit that they call upon on those cool nights when fire and a snuggle is what they are after.
Of course, fire pits can cost a lot of money. It’s not as easy as simply going out and dropping $500 on a gas fire pit. Many people don’t have that kind of money. However, you could try your hand at a DIY fire pit and there are many builds out there.
Kill the ego when it comes to family camping. Get out there and enjoy yourself! You see, we are always looking to one-up each other so we want to camp on the side of a mountain overlooking a giant lake. We want those pictures for our social media.
Get into some car camping with the family. Start an easy fire and melt some marshmallows. Your kids will remember that simple car camping trip. They will hate hiking 15 miles into the backcountry and all the fighting that goes along with it.
If you wanna get back in touch with nature, do it any way you can and do it with family.
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.