Posted by: Robert Richardson
You’ve got your guns.
Your pantry is stocked full of food.
You’ve got so much gear, your bags are ready to explode.
But are you really prepared to survive?
- Have you run through simulated scenarios?
- Have you tested your plans and looked for weak points?
- Do you know how to use every piece of gear in your bag,and have you actually tested it?
Gear is great, but when it comes to survival nothing can replace knowledge and good old fashion practice. To be truly be prepared, you need to start practicing your skills in a real world setting.
Here are a couple of ideas to get you started:
Start hiking and backpacking
This will not only help you stay fit, which is an extremely important aspect of survival, but it will also prepare you both mentally and physically in case you have to bug out.
Build a fire pit in your backyard
Building a fire pit in your backyard can help you in a number of ways.
- It’s a great spot to practice fire starting techniques.
- It’s a great place to practice primitive cooking techniques.
- They’re good to have in case you’re ever without power.
Shoot, Shoot & then shoot some more
Whether it’s for hunting or self defense, if you own a firearm it’s your responsibility to train and practice with that weapon.
How tragic would it be if after all of your preparation, you found out the hard way that you don’t know how to use your gun? Think I’m being a little over dramatic? Think again!
Every year thousands of gun owners are killed by criminals because they never learned how to properly use their gun. From forgetting to take off the safety, to not knowing how to shoot, there isn’t a day that goes by where you don’t hear about a tragedy that could have been prevented through training.
Go hunting and fishing
Being able to provide for your family is not something that should be taken lightly. Even during the best of conditions, there’s going to be times that you come up empty-handed while hunting or fishing.
To give yourself the best chance of survival, you need to learn how to hunt and fish. The more you practice these skills the easier it will be to find food during a survival situation.