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If SHTF and the world went to pot, having skills will definitely help you out in the world of barter and survival. Blacksmithing is one of the oldest still used skill s there is and it’s sad to say that not many of us actually know how to do it.
All you need is a forge, a hammer, and something flat and heavy to hammer your metal. This tutorial over at popular-mechanics shows you how to build a forge from items you may have lying around or could easily find on Craigslist for cheap.
They also show you how to fire the coal and have some basic metal skills you will need to know like bending, twisting, upsetting, flattening, and choosing the right steel.
Remember this will be a very valuable skill to know for a barter trade world. With blacksmithing knowledge, you could make weapons and fix metal for people that may have food and water.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need 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 reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.
- America's Natural Nuclear Bunkers: Find the Closest One to Your Home
- 56 Items to Stockpile in Your Easy Cellar