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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 Grow a Backyard Supermarket
Having a backyard supermarket will allow you to grow pork and beef, chicken, organic eggs, non-GMO fresh fruits and veggies, including all the essential components you need to make your food staples, desserts, and even drinks.
If you are willing to put in a little elbow grease, this isn't too good to be true. The good news is that some of this can be automated.
Our great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers did this every single day. It's called "homesteading", and it can help you save money on food, furniture, tools, clothes, and much more!
This is as self-sufficient as it gets. Watch this eye-opening video to learn more:
Homesteading will take you back to the roots of your ancestors. It's not only a healthy, stress-reducing pursuit, it's a lifestyle.