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The processing of wood doesn’t get nearly the credit it deserves. If we are talking about a scenario that ends the world as we know it, you are going to have to know how to manipulate wood and metal in order to survive. You will likely leave your home behind and have to build a new one. That is a terrifying but very real situation when you consider it. These skills are not impossible to learn but they will require the right tools and some skill as well.
This is an article about flattening boards with a planer. If you are building you will need boards that are consistent without them you will not be able to build anything that is even decent. So, take advantage of this DIY an learn how to get the most out of your planer and be sure you have that tool in your bag.
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.