It’s kind of ironic that as we continue into an uncertain future of both natural and man made threats to our modern way of life, getting back to basic primitive skills could be our best defense. While governments spend exorbitant sums of money to develop new technologies to beat terrorists and space storms, a few people are honing up on essential bushcraft survival techniques.
Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s good to do what we can to keep danger at bay, but let’s not leave undone what, in the final analysis, we can all do to better equip ourselves. While there are numerous wilderness courses around the country, many feel they can’t afford to go or get the time off from work. Why not check out some survival books from the library and teach yourself. Whether it’s fire lighting, water purifying, shelter building, or wilderness first aid, you can learn these invaluable skills.
The important thing is to not just read about it, but practice these skills until you know them. You may not be a Ray Mears survival expert right now, but in time, with diligent effort, you can master bushcraft survival.