Being a survivalist is a lifelong learning process. A true survivalist never stops honing and improving his survival skills.
Below are 13 of the most essential survival skills. Whether you’re just starting out as a survivalist or you’re a seasoned prepper, the importance of these 13 skills will never waver. These are the things you MUST know in order to survive.
Survival skills can be broken up into four basic categories: Food, Water, Shelter, Protection and Communication. Here is a basic breakdown of these categories.
This includes finding, preparing, growing and storing food. According to the Survival Rule of Threes, a person can survive about three weeks without food. But just because you can doesn’t mean you want to, and going that long without food can be seriously detrimental to your health. In order to survive, you must be able to procure and store your own food.
Water is one of the most important things when it comes to survival. Without water, you will only live three days. But remember that just finding water isn’t enough: you also have to make sure it’s clean, drinkable and free of contamination. Click here to learn more.
In a survival situation, finding or building shelter should be your first priority. The Survival Rule of Threes says you can only expect to survive three hours without shelter when you’re exposed to the elements. Click here to learn more about building a survival shelter.
Communication is vital in a survival situation, especially if you get separated from your group. A communication plan should be established beforehand to make sure that you know what to do in such a situation. Click here to learn more.
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