Essentials & Spoons: Survival Skills

03/29/2016  —  By

If you had to survive in the wild, with no phone, no company, had to hunt and gather your own food, and had to make your own tools, how long would you last?

The answers to that question will vary. Some may feel confident about their chances. Others doubt their ability to survive under those circumstances. The latter is especially a concern for those who suffer from severe asthma, are being treated for cancer or other serious diseases, or who are on medication due to mental illness. Before we continue, it’s important to understand that those concerns are valid; trying to survive out in the wild is not a pleasant proposition even for able-bodied, healthy people.

With that in mind, if you’d like to learn bushcraft and survival skills just for fun, for writing a story, or because you want to be prepared in case you run into trouble on your next big trip outdoors, give this video a try. It’s the first in a four-part series covering wilderness survival skills. It covers the priorities of survival and shows you how to make your own spoon out of wood.

If you’re new to bushcraft and survival skills, this video will get you off to a good start. You’ll get an idea of what to look for in a knife you want to use for bushcraft, which is important since that is going to be one of the most important tools you’ll need. You’ll learn how to figure out what is truly essential for you to survive, and the order of important of those essentials       based on how long the average human can live without food or water, and the importance of maintaining a sound and healthy mind.

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