Knowledge is something that takes time to develop, so we need to start teaching the next generation now. In case, God forbid, our children are left to fend for themselves or we are injured or even just to make your family more apt to survive, every child must learn these survival skills so they can pull their own weight and contribute as much as they can.
It’s not just physical survival we need to teach them but mental, emotional, and spiritual survival as well. If your family learns now to be a well-oiled machine, you will be more likely to survive any type of collapse.
Pick four or five areas and focus on them first. Then take another five, and so on. If you use the search function on your computer, you will find ample information to learn from.
1. Find water and identify if it’s safe to drink
2. Filter and boil water to drink
3. Have a natural curiosity and good problem solving skills
4. Basic first aid
5. How to stay warm, cool and dry in the elements
6. Make a fire and know fire safety
7. Cook on an open fire
8. How to safely use a knife
9. Basic hygiene practices
10. Grow vegetables from seeds
11. Have local edible and medicinal plant foraging skills
12. Knowledge of dietary needs and how to meet them using wild plants and game
13. How to shoot a sling shot
14. How to hunt small game with snares, traps and sling shot
15. How to fish and hunt-bow
16. How to clean fish and wild game
17. How, Why and When to stay hidden
18. How to make a basic weapon and how to use it
19. How to climb a tree- to get away from predators, get directional bearings, and hunt.
20. Be hard working and a self-starter and a family helper not a complainer!
21. Have a strong faith in God (morals, memorize Bible verses, prayers, songs, and have a hope for heaven)
22. How to use a gun when old enough
23. Self defense
24. How to bargain and trade (Kids naturally do this with their toys so teach them at garage sales.)
25. Find or build a shelter in the woods
26. How to read a map and use a compass
27. Be able to run and walk a good distance and be in generally good shape
28. How to read the sky for directions, time and approaching bad weather
29. How to sew so they can mend clothing or any fabric and even make things such as bags or scrap quilts
30. Know where family and friends live if they need to find them
31. How to be responsible for themselves and to be aware of their surroundings at all times
32. Open a can of food with and without can opener (rub can lid ridge on cement and then pry open with knife)
33. Be able to tell if food is too spoiled to eat