Skills, knowledge, and your ability to apply your skills and knowledge may keep you alive long enough to survive one of the scenarios. Your skills and knowledge applied correctly will keep you alive even when your gear fails or you do not have the right material in your backpack. Watching videos do not help you apply knowledge. Only practicing and applying your knowledge and skill in a controlled situation before a life threatening situation happen is best way to prepare and be prepared. A camping trip or your backyard are great places to practice your knowledge and skills. Stacy over at survivallife.com shares 5 survival skills you can practice while camping to help prepare for life threatening situations.
Have Fun While Honing Your Survival Skills
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned survivalist, I believe in always staying on top of your game with these 5 survival skills which can literally save your life in a survival situation.
1. Building a Fire
Learning different methods of how to build a fire is important. The easiest way, of course, is to use matches or a lighter. It is important to remember, however, that you should never rely just on these 2 methods alone – your lighter could run out of fluid or your matches could get wet. Primitive methods are important for EVERYONE to learn. The following methods are great to practice while you are camping:
Ferro Rod – Check out this great video on different ferro rods you can use.
Hand Drill – Check out this video tutorial for step-by-step instructions.
Bow Drill – Check out this video tutorial for step-by-step instructions.
2. Building a Shelter
Learning how to build a shelter is another must-know skill for any survivalist. While you’re camping, you most likely will have a tent and a air mattress with warm blankets. However, one day you could be in these same surroundings without these luxuries therefore, building a shelter is a skill that you will need to learn to protect you from the elements and quite possibly – predators.
The following article, written by Ruth England (co-star of ‘Man, Woman, Wild’) gives detailed instructions and viable information on how to build different types of shelters.
3. Water Purification
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