Survival Skills You Must Have

When you become a prepper you immediately take on the attitude required to be prepared for anything. Unfortunately attitude only gets you so far. To truly be a prepper you must gain and cultivate the proper skill set to ensure your survival and the survival of those you loves in an emergency or crisis. There are some skills that are far more important than others in regards to survival. Some skills must be developed sooner rather than later if you want to further increase your chances of survival. Here are two of the absolute most important skills that you need to learn in order to survive a crisis.

Building a Proper Fire

Fire is arguably the most important discovery in human history. For centuries the only thing that made the difference between life and death was that of a roaring open flame. That is why it’s so important that you know how to properly build a fire and keep it going. That does not mean that you have to learn how to build a fire with nothing more than two sticks. It means you have to learn the proper way to construct a fire in terms of choosing the right wood and layout for the wood. When you know how to properly build a fire and keep it going for long periods you make it possible to have food, warmth, and a signal for help if you need it. If you want to learn more about fires then check this out.


Nobody ever wants to have to think of using a weapon to defend themselves. Being in a crisis is hard enough as it is and being forced in a position to defend yourself makes it even worse. However, if you do not know how to properly handle a weapon such as a firearm or hunting crossbow then you are putting yourself and others in danger. It does not matter if you have the best gun or best crossbow available, you must learn to properly handle your weapon.

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