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Bushcraft Survival Skills: A Great Mindset for Resourcefulness and Preparation



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A resilient prepper should not be content with knowing just a few bushcraft survival skills. Constantly learning new skills and practicing applying them to whatever disaster situation you might find yourself in greatly increases your chances of survival.

 

Bushcraft survival skills, from the basic to the most advanced skill set, can take anywhere from hours to years to master. Whatever you’re level of mastery may be, it will surely have you better prepared, boost your confidence, enhance your ability to adapt to new challenges and increase your survival skills. So don’t delay any further! Start learning the following skills and have that mindset of using the resources in your surroundings to get through any disaster, be it in the wilderness or an urban setting.

Learning from History

 

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Take it from the survivors of the Great Depression, these people have learned invaluable survival lessons the hard way which should not be taken for granted.

 

It Boils Down to the Basics

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If you’re an experienced survivalist or just starting out, these basic skills are the foundations of every prepper in order to survive.

 

Build Your Own Emergency Shelter

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With nothing more than what nature provides in your surroundings, you can already protect yourself from the elements.

 

DIY Survival Cement

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You’ll never know when you need to fortify your makeshift shelter in order to withstand the elements or be able to cook inside without worrying that it’ll catch fire.

 

Why and Why Knot?

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Why not learn more about tying different knots? Start from the most basic ones which have more than a handful of uses in a survival situation. Then slowly progress to advanced knots as you master each one.

 

Tie a Knot with a Purpose

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Knowing which knot is the right one for the task at hand is essential for your survival.

 

Cut a 550 Paracord Without Using a Knife

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With the use of your feet to keep the paracord in place and friction from the same paracord you can create friction through a sawing motion to sever it at your desired length. Ingenious!

 

Make Cool Paracord Bracelets

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These bracelets may look fashionable, yet in times of survival these little handiworks can do wonders from sawing trees, catching fish, starting a fire to keeping survival tools inside them. You can even make a dog collar for your pet.

 

Paracord: From Fashion to Practical Uses

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From tying down your tent, for survival bow and arrows, setting up traps, use as a tourniquet to sutures. This lifesaving cord has tons of uses that can certainly be a life changer.

 

Learn to Open a Can Without a Can Opener

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Forgot or lost your can opener? Learning this skill will help you have your fill whenever you get hungry.

 

Identify Different Types of Wood for Your Fire

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Different firewood types have their respective pros and cons. Having the ability to determine which ones make the best firewood will surely make your stay around the campfire enjoyable.

 

Learn to Cook Off the Grid

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Learn to cook your food or boil your water without the use of electricity. Unless you want to eat your meat raw and your water unsterilized.

 

Start a Fire with Everyday Household Items

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One of the best household items that can be used as fire starters is by dipping cotton balls in Vaseline. With just one strike of a flint it will most likely catch fire.

 

Start a Fire with a Gum Wrapper

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These little fire starters are often in your pockets anyways. Refrain from throwing them away as they can still come in handy.

 

Start a Fire Without a Spark

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You can actually start a fire without the use of a lighter, a match, a fire starter and a lighter. With the proper know-how and tools at hand, you’ll be one heck of a fire starter.

 

Learn about Survival Archery

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Being an all-around tool, one can use it in different scenarios. Being as stealthy as it already is, your target will never see what’s coming

 

Improve Your Crossbow Shooting Skills

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Improve your accuracy by adding accessories such as a rope cocking device and a bipod/monopod. Make sure you have the correct bolt and spine for your crossbow.

 

Learn Alternative Fishing Techniques

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Knowing which technique to apply depending on the body of water and type of fish you wish to catch will not leave you starving for hours while waiting for a catch. Having the proper tools will surely shorten the waiting time.

 

Learn to Tie Different Fishing Knots

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Being able to figure out the best fishing knot for your fishing line. Learn to tie a knot for fly fishing, clinch knot, Palomar knot and the loop knot just to name a few.

 

Learn More about the Art of Fishing

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There are so many ways and tricks to catch fish. With these unique tips you’ll soon be fishing like a pro.

 

Convert your Neck Knife and Wallet into a Fire Starter Kit

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All you need is a 550 paracord, duct tape, a ferro rod and a little bit of creativity your neck knife and wallet can be instant fire starter kits.

 

Handle a Knife Safely

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Learning the different safety tips in handling fixed-blade knives begins when you reach for it. Basically you just have to put just two things in minde to be safe: the point and the long edge.

 

Make Your Own Rope

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With the use of different materials such as the roots of spruce or fir trees, milk weeds, Dogsbane, maple or Cedar trees you can make your own rope by utilizing various methods.

 

Learn Survival Tactics Like No Other

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Learn to bake your own ration bars and use duct tape in 10 different ways. This may be the cream of the crop of survival tactics that will give you the highs if you want to learn more than what is already out there.

 

Learn to Keep Your Cool in Stressful Situations

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It is easier said than done but like every skill it can be mastered. The ability to stay calm under any situation will definitely be a key to your survival.

There surely are a lot more Bushcraft survival skills out there that may have not been mentioned. Don’t hesitate to let us know about them in the comments below.

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