Skills For survival You Should Master Now
So, the world is ending? That’s cool. Just kidding, that’s not cool. But, it is good to have a plan for survival when the worst happens, so you don’t end up like that guy in every zombie movie who didn’t just immediately become a zombie. (Seriously, what was he even waiting for?)
The world has a tendency to get weirder by the day, and perhaps a little more uncertain, too. But you don’t have to go off the grid to prepare for whatever may come.
In fact, there are plenty of homesteading skills that you can master right now backyard or even your own home.
to help you survive whatever comes next.
Cooking from Scratch
Cooking from scratch is a very rewarding homesteading skill. You can use it for survival, but cooking from scratch is something that you should be doing all the time because it’s much healthier than microwaving frozen meals.
With a few simple ingredients and a little time, you can make a lot of delicious meals in your kitchen.
When there is a power outage, a natural disaster, a Zombie Apocalypse—so having the ability to improvise and know how to cook with what you’ve got is a critical survival skill.
Gardening is one of the best survival skills.
A garden is a great way to grow your own food, have a beautiful flower bed, and curb your carbon footprint.
Growing your own food is one of the most sustainable choices you can make. It’s also cost-effective, especially if you start collecting seeds to sow more plants the following year.
You can grow vegetables in pots on a balcony or herbs in hanging baskets. If you have a yard, consider planting fruit trees, which not only provide delicious snacks but also make stunning landscaping choices.
In order for people to survive SHTF situations, knowing how to grow vegetables without using pesticides or chemical fertilizers will be very important because those things won’t last forever either!
It might seem like common sense at first glance (and yes…it probably should!) but learning organic farming practices now could help save lives later if/when our modern food system falls apart completely due not just to lack of supplies but also disease outbreaks which would decimate crops faster than they can get replanted again.
Canning and Preserving
Canning and preserving can help you extend the shelf life of your produce so that it lasts longer. Not only will this help you save money, but it will also allow you to enjoy the bounty of your harvest year-round.
There are a few different methods of preservation. One is canning, which involves placing your produce in jars, adding water and salt, then processing them in a hot water bath or steam-pressure canner. You can also opt for freezing your produce by placing it in plastic bags and leaving them in the freezer for up to six months before using them.
Speaking of using them, there are plenty of ways to use your canned or preserved foods! You can make pickles out of cucumbers or chutney from apples, for example—or just enjoy your fruits and vegetables as they are!
Canning and preserving food is a great way to make sure you’ve always got something to eat.
It also helps you save money because you don’t have to buy canned goods, and it’s better for the environment.
It’s hard to think of a better way to live than raising your own chicken. When you raise your own chickens, you’re not just getting amazing eggs and meat.
You’re also getting fresh fertilizer. Not only that, but you know exactly what’s going into the food you give your chickens. And that means that you know exactly what’s going into your eggs and meat, too.
Knowing how to raise chickens is an important homesteading skill. When SHTF, it’ll be invaluable to have a few chickens roaming around the yard—just make sure they’re fenced in so they don’t get eaten by vicious predators!
Beekeeping and honey production
Beekeeping and honey production is a fascinating skill that can be used as a form of self-reliance. Bees are highly organized, systematic creatures, which makes them easy to work with—and you can use their natural instincts to your advantage!
Bees are also responsible for pollinating gardens and fields, which makes them essential for the survival of crops, which in turn is essential for our own survival.
Butchering Animals for Food
Another skill that is good to have in case SHTF is hunting and butchering animals for food. This is not something that everyone wants to do, but having this skill might save your life one day when food runs out at the grocery store.
Butchering an animal takes time, but if you know what you’re doing then it’s not too difficult – plus there are lots of resources on YouTube showing various methods for doing it correctly.
Basic First Aid Skills
If you’re not yet a medical professional, most of us don’t know what to do in situations where help is far away or unavailable. It’s important to learn basic first aid skills.
In general, be prepared for minor injuries, know what’s in your first aid kit and how to use the items inside. Know how to call for help and respond to life-threatening situations such as severe bleeding or burns. You may also stock up on these emergency first-aid kits for every occasion.
Make your Own Medicine
One of the most important things that you can learn to do is to make your own medicine. You don’t have to be a doctor, but learning what some of the plants are around you and get medicine.
There are many books online that talk about the uses of different kinds of plants and herbs, your research now.
You’ve made it! You’ve just learned the basics of the homesteading skills that are crucial for survival in a post-apocalyptic world.
As the world faces a pandemic, we’re all learning new skills to keep ourselves and our families safe. But now that we’re beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, think about new skills.
we can use in case of another disaster or pandemic.
You have just one thing left to do: Practice! So get out there and start practicing your homesteading survival skills today.