Survival skills to try

Hawkes Special Forces Handbook
Survival skills to try
List of skills on homesteading, prepping and survival

Survival skills to try:

  1. Get a survival book (and read it). The best survival book
    we know illustrates shelter and water, flood and fire, tools
    and medicine, navigation and signaling, survival psychology
    and getting out alive. Pictured at the top left-hand of the
    page is Hawkes Special Forces Survival Handbook, by Mykel
    Hawke, Captain U.S.Army Special Forces and star of man,
    Woman Wild on the Discovery Channel. It's an excellent
    book to stash in your car.
  2. Build a simple ground-based shelter.
  3. Master building a tree-shelter with platform sticks between
    the lower boughs of trees.
  4. Purify water. Know the ways to make water safe to
    consume. Right is a prepper luxury: it's a distiller.
  5. Cook over an open fire.
  6. Make solar still to collect safe drinking water.
  7. Know different methods for starting a fire. Know how to
    make a fire plow and a hand drill to make a fire from
    nothing. Remember you mus also know how and where to
    collect tinder (fluffy stuff), kindling (twigs) and fuel (logs
    or larger pieces of wood) to start your fire.
  8. Learn to navigate with and without a compass.
  9. Make a trap.
  10. Hunting and butchering. Learn to hunt wild game and
    know how to butcher the wild animals in your area. In
    times of desperation, everyone with a gun will be
    competing for the same available game, whether ducks,
    deer, or wild turkey. Know how to butcher domesticated
    animals too
  11. Fish without a fishing pole. The lure of fishing is appealing
    to preppers and its dandy if you have a fishing pole, but
    you may be stranded without one while bugging out. Learn
    to improvise! . Learn the art of salting or smoking fish as
    well. Know how to make a fishing net from paracord. Hone
    your fishing skills in nearby rivers, lakes or oceans
  12. Know how to use an axe. Felling (chopping down a tree
    for survival), is not without caution. First one must assess
    whether there is a need for felling as it is a dangerous
    activity. If one is necessary for shelter building, then one
    must be well skilled and must make others in the party
    keenly aware of the activity so as to minimize risk of injury
    or death.

  • Download this free guide: the scout and his axe, for your
    personal survival manual. This 16-page guide on the types
    of axes, choosing an axe, caring for an axe, sharpening an
    axe, safety, includes proper instructions for felling a tree
    and has more on saws, hammers and wedges.

Nature's medicines. Know where to find medicine in the wild.
Be able to identify poisonous insects, venomous snakes and
dangerous game in your geographical region (and how to avert
the danger).

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So now you have our list of survival skills for preppers. Get
started now, without heading deep into the woods or without a
bugout location! Yes, you can get started on your bushcraft
survival skills, even if you're in an apartment. We have two
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