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Let’s preface this article with a little common sense as we can lose our minds over glass and stone tips. Knowing these skills can be very cool and maybe even helpful, however, metal is the kind. Metal is the king of survival.
You should have a couple of knives in your kit and they should be in a sheath that will assure you don’t lose them.
When Europeans made the first contact the Natives immediately saw the value in metal. They realized it was more durable than bone and stone. They also knew that it was going to outlast probably everyone in their tribe.
Still, knowing how to make a sharp edge or a knife in a survival situation is paramount when studying wilderness survival and bushcraft.
Making a Bushcraft Stone Knife
This knowledge can make survival a lot easier, it is not a hard skill to master, granted in some survival locations you will not have rocks to make these stone blades but for the majority of us they are abundant and especially near to rivers and creeks.
If you find yourself in a survival situation without a sharp blade you will find surviving hard, I say that because with a knife you can hunt, make pointed sticks for protection, make kindling by scraping a stick to get dryer wood. I would always recommend having at least one blade with you at all times just in case, but like in life, sometimes that isn’t always possible.
The experience can be tedious, but the reward is a profound feeling of satisfaction and an incredibly enhanced ability to use a modern knife. See the video and the article below… I hope you enjoy 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.