With advances in high-tech devices happening every day, people are becoming increasingly dependent on them. While technology may bring many perks to society, it has negatively impacted the average person’s grasp on basic survival skills. Survival is easy in a tech-based world, but when that goes away, who will be prepared?
If you want to test your ability to survive without technology, look at Serious Survivor’s list of 20 survival skills that people have forgotten. To hear him elaborate on the importance of each skill, be sure to check out the full video below. Here’s his list.
20 Survival Skills That People Have Forgotten:
- Land navigation with map and compass
- Land navigation without map and compass
- Marksmanship and gun care
- Fire making
- Water purification and filtration
- Preserving food
- Tying knots
- Raising animals
- Processing meat
- Farming and growing food
- Wild edibles
- Predicting weather
- Mechanic skills
- First aid
- Herbal and natural medicinal remedies
- Driving manual transmission or stick shift
- Mentally handling stress and panic
These skills have been developed and perfected by humans over time, allowing us to turn attention to technological advances instead. These basic skills are worth protecting and practicing, so they are kept fresh in case of an emergency.
Whether you choose to learn and pay attention to wild edibles nearby or do a crash course on map and compass work, it will be worthwhile to make sure you have these things in check. As preppers, many of these abilities may already be in your mental toolbox, so consider sharing the video with someone who won’t be ready when technology fails.