Skills For New And Beginning Preppers
I often receive emails from new and beginning preppers asking for information about skills they should or could learn. Rather than go into long discussions on how, why, or when to learn certain skills. I have decided to post how-to links for those skills most requested. You will also find these links posted on our links page under skills and resources.
In my opinion finding and purifying water is probably the most important skill you will ever learn. You can survive for days and weeks without food you will only survive a 2 or 3 days without water. Next, would be building shelter and fire starting these are essential survival skills for new and beginning preppers to learn. In addition to these, I would recommend map and compass reading and first aid.
First Of All The Bug Out Bag
The first thing I recommend to any new and beginning preppers is the Bug Out Bag or BOB. Another name for the Bug Out Bag are 72-hour bag, go bag, get home bag. Especially relevant here is the items in this bag can and probably will save your life in a survival situation. You will be able to purchase these premade or build one yourself using our Bug Out Bag Checklist.
In the BOB you will carry all your necessary survival tools and supplies. Most important a way to filter or treat water, fire starters, first aid, shelter and navigation tools. In addition, you will also have food, flashlight, extra batteries, extra clothes all of this is covered in our checklist.
Here The Links We Recommend For New And Beginning Preppers
How to find and purify water GIZMODO
10 Ways To Purify Water Outdoor Life
Six Ways To Purify Water In The Wild Wonder How To
How to Make a Survival Shelter: Ultimate Guide Authorized Boots
How To Build A Survival Shelter Boy’s Lif Magazine
Starting A Fire:
Rather than give you a link to first aid sites or videos. I recommend that you take a basic first aid course contact the American Red Cross or your local chapter.
Compass and Map Reading:
How to Read A compass in 4 Lessons
In conclusion, I make the following comments and wish all of you good luck. Therefore, Always Remember Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst.
First and foremost this is all about you the new and beginning preppers only you know what will work in your situation but always remember knowledge in power.
Finally, in addition, the books listed below are on my recommended reading list. While I believe the information above will give you a start printed books are good to have as reference material. Furthermore, I would suggest that you print and keep in a loose leaf binder any information you find interesting.
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