10 Self-Reliance Skills EVERYONE Should Learn

CPRThere are a number of skills that, no matter who you are, you MUST have a working knowledge of in order to be self-sufficient in a SHTF scenario.

It’s essential that you know at least how to perform these tasks theoretically… even if you can’t boast any true, hands-on experience just yet.

These aren’t necessarily difficult tasks. Some of them are as simple as knowing the proper way to cut down a tree. Others are simple overviews, common sense guides for how to perform fundamental tasks like the Heimlich maneuver.

The key factor is that they’re all fact-checked and accurate. They may not be the absolute best method ever discovered, but they are fundamental to any prepper.

And for the “Know-it-Alls” out there, these tutorials serve an equally important purpose. Most of the items on this list are things that you already know how to do, but you can always learn something new when you consider other methods.

I always find it helpful to refresh and sharpen my skills by reading about alternative ways of perform a task. Typically, I like my methods better, but I typically do pick up on something new.

If you don’t know how to do these things, you need to click the links and get the basic “how-to” steps. Of course, these short tutorials are not exactly a PHD curriculum, but they are a good start.

How to Chop Down a Tree

How to Skin a Deer/Elk/Moose

How to Fillet a Fish

How to Find Potable Water

Build a Wilderness Shelter

How to Shoot Straight and True

How to Reverse Hypothermia

How to Perform the Heimlich

…And Hands-Only CPR

How to Fold Old Glory

 What Else Should Be On This List? Share Your Ideas Below!





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    How to start a fire

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