Early Survival Skills

When you decide that it is time to become a prepper you start a journey that is built around the concept of preparation. You begin to store food and emergency supplies. But you are also storing up knowledge and skill sets that you need in order to ensure your survival in an emergency situation. There are many important skills that you should be learning and cultivating. Some of these skills are more important than others in terms of being learned first. Here are two of the most important prepping skills that you absolutely must develop and how they are so important.

Building a Proper Fire

If there is one skill that absolutely should be learned first it would be that of building a proper functioning fire. It is easy enough to build a fire by dousing some lighter fluid on a haphazardly assembled pile of wood. However, such a fire will not last long. To build a proper fire you must make sure that the wood is stacked in such a way that there is enough airflow for the fire to sustain itself. You must also be sure to use wood that burns well and long. You should also look up different kinds of firestarters such as the best flint firestarters or best magnesium firestarters.

Using a Weapon

When you are in an emergency situation it is not pleasant to think about the need to defend yourself but that does not change the fact that it is absolutely essentially that you learn how to properly handle a weapon. Not only do you need to learn how to use a weapon for your own defense, you need to learn how to use one for hunting as well. Whether you are using a gun or a crossbow you need to develop mastery of your weapon.

Check out this video to learn more about firestarting: