Saturday, February 10, 2018

Survival and Self-Reliance Skills to Learn

Everyone in the survivalist community seems to accept the maxim that "knowledge and skills beats lots of stuff every time." But what knowledge and skills do you and your family/group need? Here is my listing of survival and self-reliance skills to learn (in no particular order. However, the last one listed is the most important, in my opinion):
  • Situational Awareness & OODA Loop (link to my article)
  • Shooting & Self-Defense
  • Home Security - more than just guns (recommended book
  • Gardening & Permaculture
  • Beekeeping (book recommendation for beginners)
  • Animal Science - care & husbandry
  • Canning & Food Preservation
  • Herbal Medicine & Lore (recommended book)
  • Foraging for Wild Foods (recommended book)
  • Water Collection & Purification 
  • First Aid & CPR - essential skills for everyone
  • Budgeting and Personal Finance (link to my article)
  • Living Within Your Means
  • Negotiating & Bartering
  • Weather Forecasting (link to my article)
  • Hunting & Fishing
  • Camping & Hiking
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Auto Maintenance & Repair (link to my article)
  • Farm Mechanics (recommended book)
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Carpentry & Woodworking
  • Home Repair and D.I.Y. Skills
  • Plumping & Electrical Work
  • Knife Sharpening & Tool Maintenance
  • Sewing and Clothes-Making
  • Accepting Personal Responsibility for Your Own Life 
Its impossible for one person to have all these skills, but between all the members of your family or group you can hopefully cover most of them. This list is not complete. There are many other skills that can be added. Suggestions? Please leave a comment below.