Smart Ways to Teach Kids Prepping Skills Easily

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(Guest post about how to teach kids prepping skills, written by Warren Kuhn of TheCampingTrips.com) Smart Ways to Teach Kids Prepping Skills Easily

Adults might have an easier time learning about survival and prepping as compared to the kids. But it’s very possible to teach kids prepping skills. It is all about how to make the approach towards prepping that matters.

Any parent would want to prepare their child adequately when it comes to knowing the importance of survival when left alone. It might take time to get the kid loving the whole idea of survivalism, but with time, it will sink in. Let’s look at some of the best approaches you could use in teaching your child about survivalism.

Teach about the importance of food storage.

If you are going to teach about prepping and survival, then food storage cannot miss on the list. Food is an essential thing you will always need to survive, and should be stored as one of the basic prepping elements. You could start by teaching your kids about the importance of not wasting food. Whenever the kid is full, there is no need to pour the food in the trash when it can be saved. Teach the kid about storing such food in the survival kit.

With time, the kid should always know where the kit is placed and when to add more food to it. To be the best prepper, the kid needs to develop a taste for vegetables. Sometimes you will not always get access to the favorite meat meals, so the kids to understand that there are other options too. This also prepares them to be ready to eat something new that they are not used to as an important part of survival.

Teach the kids about safety and emergency plans.

Teach the kids about safety and emergency plans

It would feel comfortable seeing that your kid can at least show some defense whenever he comes across danger. This shows that you taught him well about the safety and emergency plans. It is never too early to start such lessons when the kid is young. It is at such a young age and you will always get the kid being sharper and intrigued to know more.

Tell the kids about the potential disasters they can face in life and how they are supposed to handle themselves in case of an emergency. What is important is that the children not to easily trust strangers even when in need of some help to get somewhere. Prepare the kids on events such as floods, storms, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Whenever this happens, let the kid understand why you had to leave your home and other belongings.

Use drills to teach the kids about prepping.

Teaching your kids about prepping should be done through drills as a way of helping the kids stay sharp. Let the kids be involved in the regular chores around the house such as washing water bottles, clothes, and other types of cleaning without knowing it is a drill. Make sure to fuse such activities with more fun things to do so that they do not get to see it as chores. One thing you could do is make a game out of it and there would be a reward for the winner.

It is still important that you keep the kids strong and physically fit so that they are self-sufficient to defend themselves. You can get the kids signed up for classes such as swimming, gymnastics, martial arts, and much more. The idea is to get them to appreciate the importance of being strong and still be confident about defending themselves.

Use camping to make the kids smarter

Camping is often seen as the ultimate way to get your kids learning more about prepping and survival skills. They might be old enough to carry boot knives, but you can always teach them how to wear one and use it when in danger or any other need arises. Camping will get them outdoors and help them understand what the outdoor life is all about. It would be important to get them excited about the trip before the actual day.

While at the camping site, you have to teach the kids about the survival and prepping skills they need for the trip surviving outdoors for a couple of days. If you own a propane generator, teach them how to start it to get power for light and other users. One thing to keep in mind is the age of the kid when teaching them about using generators. Teach the kid about using what is available around them to make the most out their camping trip. This could be teaching them about getting clean water from a stream nearby.

Prep the kid about first aid.

First aid is important as sometimes it determines the survival of a person until a professional offers proper medical attention. The kids need to know more about the first aid kit and how to use it. It can be useless when the kids know where the first aid box is located, but they cannot use it. The emergency survival kits should still be placed in a place where the kids can easily reach in case the situation of an emergency arises.

Help them memorize the important contact information.

You can never know when the kids would have to contact you as the parent for help. It is the reason you have to help them memorize important contact information not necessarily about contacting you, but other important agencies. You can have them memorize contact information of the police, the firefighters, and other different disaster rescue organizations.

Conclusion

As you can see, prepping skills for kids do not have to be hard, but rather only the important ones to get the kids prepared for anything. Most of the time, you should get many people confident about their kids being prepared in case of any disaster because they trained them well. You too could be that parent by opting to start teaching the kids about prepping skills starting today.

Author Bio

Warren KuhnWarren Kuhn is an outdoor and camping enthusiast, always out to seek for the thrill and adrenaline that only nature gives. He even took up survival training to prepare him for the worst-case scenarios while outdoors. With his background, you can learn a lot from him so you can get the most out of your camping trip at TheCampingTrips.

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Ultimate Prepper Schools Link List – Where to Learn New Skills

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I believe the more you know the more likely you are able to handle unexpected situations. I think the ambitious prepper should be learning new skills continually. It doesn’t matter how old or how experienced you are, you can always learn something new. We have compiled a huge list of Prepper Schools from around the world. Each will have a location indicated and if it is an online course or a local one that you attend in person. Here is the list of various Prepper School facilities and online courses:

Prepper, Survival and Bushcraft Schools and Courses

North America

  • Aboriginal Living Skills SchoolUS Arizona (Local) – Cody Lundin runs ALSS with 28 years of field experience, ALSS is one of the oldest and best known professional modern survival, bushcraft, primitive living skills, and urban preparedness schools in the United States.
  • Advanced Survival TrainingUS Virginia (Local) – School founder and chief instructor Tim MacWelch has been the most trusted source for survival training in the Mid-Atlantic since he opened his business in 1997.
  • Alderleaf Wilderness CollegeUS Washington (Local) – Alderleaf offers courses on wilderness survival, wild edible & medicinal plants, permaculture, wildlife tracking, and outdoor education in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Ancient PathwaysUS Arizona (Local) – Ancient Pathways is a wilderness skills company specializing in desert survival and bushcraft. The focus of all Ancient Pathways courses is to provide hands-on training in practical survival skills and outdoor safety techniques.
  • ASU – EMHS: Emergency Management (MA)US Arizona (Online) – The emergency management concentration is a part of the Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security is offered by the College of Public Service & Community Solutions through ASU Online.
  • Blackthorn-USAUS Kansas (Local) – Blackthorn-USA, LLC is a nature based outdoor adventure school specializing in preparedness, bushcraft and survival.
  • Boulder Outdoor Survival SchoolUS Utah (Local) – BOSS, the Boulder Outdoor Survival School, is the oldest and largest traditional living skills / survival school in the world. Since 1968, we have offered adventurous souls the chance to learn indigenous skills in an active, hands-on environment.
  • Byron Kerns SurvivalUS Georgia and Florida (Local) – Byron Kerns, a former U.S. Air Force Survival (SERE) Instructor, has been providing instruction to the public since 1996. Over the past 20-years, he has guided and taught more than six hundred small groups in a wilderness setting.
  • Bush Survival TrainingUS California and Africa (Local) – Our California Survival School based in San Diego provides wilderness survival training and bushcraft skills in California and Africa guided by experienced survival instructors.
  • California Survival SchoolUS California (Local) – California Survival School was founded by two brothers with a passion for traditional living skills, outdoor adventure, and self-sufficiency.
  • Campcraft OutdoorsUS Kentucky (Local) – Campcraft Outdoors is a course provider for Wilderness Safety & Rescue and a Rugged Soft Goods Manufacturer based in Bethlehem, Kentucky. We incorporate a vast self reliance, safety and rescue curriculum that includes Emergency Wilderness Survival, Search and Rescue, Wilderness Safety, CPR & First Aid, Self Defense and more taught by internationally recognized instructors and professional educators.
  • C.U.M.A Survival SchoolUS Illinois (Local) – The C.U.M.A. Survival School specializes in no-nonsense training for everyone who is interested in Combatives, Self Defense, Urban Survival or venturing into the great outdoors.
  • Destination Backcountry AdventuresUS New York (Local) – Learn valuable skills, like how to construct shelter from natural materials, how to set traps, how to gather edibles in the wilds. Covered topics like risk evaluation, setting priorities and effective decision making under pressure, which cross over as valuable like skills even when you’re not in a survival situation.
  • Doomsday Preppers TrainingUS (Online/DVD) – Course covers: Hand to Hand Self-Defense, Emergency Medical, Basic Firearms Handling, Weapons Self-Defense, Outdoor Survival, Firearms Protection, Black Bag Self-Defense, Independent Farming and Tactical Firearms.
  • Earth Native SchoolUS Texas (Local) – Wilderness Survival, Wildlife Tracking, Nature Connection, Sustainable Living for adults and children.
  • Earth SchoolUS North Carolina (Local) – Earth School’s offerings include a wide variety of Nature Awareness Programs, including in-depth instruction on everything from Wilderness Survival and Emergency Preparedness Training, to a host of Self-reliance and Homesteading Skills.
  • Earth SkillsUS South Carolina (Local) – Founded in 2013, the purpose of EarthSkills, LLC. is to help re-acquaint our community with the bounty of Nature and to reclaim the skills our culture once depended on to prosper as human beings.
  • EarthWalk NorthWestUS Washington (Local) – Earthwalk Northwest offers programs focusing on earth awareness, wilderness survival and ancestral living skills, including primitive bow making, fire by friction, wild edibles, and much more.
  • First Earth Wilderness SchoolUS Missouri (Local) – First Earth Wilderness School’s programs and workshops are designed to give participants valuable life-saving survival skills and practical information about the natural world. Our underlying goal is the preservation of the almost-forgotten wisdom of our pre-historic ancestors, and to re-establish the connection and reverence for nature that much of our culture has lost.
  • Future NecessitiesUS Minnesota (Local) – Future Necessities is a wilderness skills and primitive technology school. Our classes are designed to be a unique experience for each student. We offer classes in basic, intermediate, and advanced survival. We also teach fire making, bow making, twining and cordage, and nature connection.
  • Headwaters Outdoor SchoolUS California (Local) – Headwaters Outdoor School in Northern California we teach primitive skills Earth People have used throughout time to survive in kinship with the Earth. Skills include Wilderness Survival, Tracking, Edible and Medicinal Plants, Nature Awareness, Earth Philosophy and many others.
  • Inian Islands InstituteUS Alaska (Local) – Inian Islands Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the education and inspiration of rising environmental leaders, within the phenomenal setting of Southeast Alaska.
  • Jack Mountain Bushcraft School US Maine and New Hampshire (Local) – Immersion programs integrate expedition leadership, bushcraft, primitive living skills, field ecology (edible and medicinal plants, mammals and their tracks, weather, the night sky, etc.), expedition canoeing and snowshoeing, natural crafting, off-grid homesteading, fly fishing, building your own gear (canoe paddles, pack baskets, bows, crooked knives, etc.) and living a simple, outdoor life.
  • Lifesong Wilderness AdventuresUS California, Oregon and Texas (Local) – Lifesong Wilderness Adventures is a nature based adventure company specializing in wilderness survival, nature awareness, and bushcraft skills.
  • Louisiana School of BushcraftUS Louisiana (Local) – An academy for wilderness adventure, bushcraft, safety, and self-reliance. We provide a connection for learning the basic skills that will empower you to live a primitive lifestyle.
  • Maine Primitive Skills SchoolUS Maine (Local) – The Maine Primitive Skills School is an intentionally small learning facility with a mission to provide quality instructor level courses in primitive skills, bushcraft, wilderness survival, self reliance, permaculture design, and outdoor education with emphasis on learning and teaching in the out of doors, specializing in ancient skills that develop awareness and sufficiency with a focus on individuals, community interactions, and the environment.
  • Midwest Native Skills Institute, IncUS Ohio (Local) – Tom Laskowski founded Midwest Native Skills Institute, Inc. in 1997 to provide small class sizes with individual instructiuon to teach comprehensive wilderness survival/self-reliance, all at affordable prices.
  • Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival SchoolUS Virginia (Local) – Mountain Shepherd Survival School teaches you real life-saving skills should your adventure turn into a survival situation.
  • Mountain Scout Survival SchoolUS New York (Local) – Mountain Scout Survival School exists to share with you the timeless and enduring wilderness survival skills of our ancestors; the primitive skills of sophisticated people.
  • Nunavik Arctic Survival Training CenterCanada (Local) – Nunavik Arctic Survival Training Center (NASTC) is the leading provider of survival training and adventure travel in Arctic Canada.
  • North American Bushcraft SchoolUS West Virginia (Local) – Believes that the practice of primitive skills fosters self-reliance, personal growth, sustainable lifestyles, and a unique sense of community as well as a deep awareness of the delicate planet we call home.
  • Northcamp SurvivalUS Connecticut (Local) – Our school and wilderness training will help prepare you to endure adversity in both the urban and backcountry environments.
  • Northwest School of SurvivalUS Oregon (Local) – Northwest School of Survival was founded in 1983 by our President Brian Wheeler. Our goal then and now remains the same: to provide year-round professional hands-on safety training in the skills required for preventing or surviving remote backcountry emergencies.
  • Omega Survival SchoolUS Texas (Local) – Omega Survival School is taught by experienced instructors and focuses on a number of different arts and disciplines. These skills include primitive skills, self reliance, survival and bushcraft.
  • Patriot Survival SchoolUS Texas (Local) – At the Patriot Survival School, all of the courses are taught by US Army Rangers and Special Forces Operatives most with years of military and combat experience. Courses are designed to take the novice and quickly turn them into a self-reliant survivor.
  • Prepper AcademyUS (Online) – Now you can learn how to eliminate prepping paralysis, by latching on to the only preparedness program that shows you step-by-step how to survive, thrive, and dominate when the SHTF…without needing truck-loads of cash or a fortified retreat.
  • Preppers UniversityUS (Online) – Comprehensive webinars that cover every topic a prepper is interested in. Lisa Bedford of The Survival Mom blog is one of the instructors.
  • Primal Knowledge & Primitive SkillsUS Maryland (Local) – Primal Knowledge is about practicing, teaching, and exploring primitive skills. We define primitive skills as pre-metal Stone Age technologies.
  • Primitive PursuitsUS New York (Local) – Primitive Pursuits is a non-profit program in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension. We provide leadership and wilderness skills education to hundreds of toddlers, youth, teens and adults throughout the Finger Lakes region.
  • Rain 6 Survival Training CourseUS Utah (Local) – RAIN6 is Salt Lake City’s premiere firearm training shop as well as Utah’s exclusive Arsenal Firearms Dealer. We specialize in Personal Training, the Strike One pistol and several accessories for it.
  • Remote Areas Emergency Medicine and SurvivalCanada (Local) – Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, we are a company dedicated to the delivery of high quality emergency care and education. Our members have not only received specialized training in providing instruction, but have spent years as actual emergency workers. This experience allows them to not only “show”, but explain the principles of care behind the techniques.
  • Rewild PortlandUS Oregon (Local) – Rewild Portland is an environmental education focused non-profit organization serving Portland, Oregon and the surrounding wild and rural communities. Our mission is to create cultural and environmental resilience through the education of earth-based arts, traditions, and technologies.
  • ReWild UniversityUS Wisconsin (Local and Online) – Based near Cable, Wisconsin, USA, ReWild University is offering our new “Forest Monk” programs — intensive training in ancestral skills, mental/emotional strength, primal fitness, and much more.
  • Root SchoolUS Vermont (Local) – In April of 2007, Roots School was founded with the purpose of educating people of all ages and backgrounds in: Self Reliance and Survival Skills, Tracking and Naturalist Studies, Primitive and Traditional Skills.
  • Sandia Mountain Survival SchoolUS New Mexico (Local) – SMSS is dedicated to teaching proven wilderness and wilderness survival skills to the general public in an effort to raise conservation awareness and help decrease the chances of lost or missing outdoor enthusiasts in New Mexico.
  • Sigma 3 Survival SchoolUS Missouri, Florida, Colorado, Virginia and Arkansas (Local) – Mission: To create completely self reliant survivalists capable of walking off into the land with nothing but their knife and survive indefinitely!
  • South Jersey Tracker ClubUS New Jersey (Local) – South Jersey Tracker Club’s mission is to educate both young and old about nature, old skills, wilderness survival, permaculture and environmental stewardship.
  • Survival in the BushCanada Toronto (Local) – Our wilderness survival courses are designed to prepare the participant both physically and mentally. You’ll be better equipped to cope with unexpected, unplanned, and stressful emergencies.
  • Survival ResourcesUS New York (Local) – John McCann founded Survival Resources with the goal of offering the best survival products available. John, and his wife Denise, strive to offer quality gear at reasonable prices and provide unsurpassed customer service.
  • Survival Training School of CaliforniaUS California (Local) – Thomas Coyne Survival Schools Headquarters operates America’s most elite survival program, for all skill levels. Since 2009 we have been breaking new ground and training the best: The US Marine Corps, US Air Force, US Navy, Department of Defense, and many other results oriented individuals and organizations have chosen us for training.
  • Survivalist Prepper – Preparedness CoursesUS (Online) – Online courses that cover a variety of topics for beginner and experienced preppers.
  • Teaching Drum Outdoor SchoolUS Wisconsin (Local) – Teaching Drum’s purpose is to bring back the craft, foraging, and cultural practices of our Native ancestors, to help us return to a balanced way of life. Learning is by immersion in the Life Way, in a wilderness setting with a small clan of people.
  • Texas Survival SchoolUS Texas (Local) – Texas Survival School is located just outside Dallas in Royse City ,Tx we are the Premier primitive,modern and “BUG-OUT survival,self reliance and bushcraft school in North Texas we at Texas Survival School believe in using the things you have and also being able to fall back on primitive skills, the instructors range from ex special operations soldiers, primitive survivalists to seasoned Outdoorsmen and Hunters.
  • The Human PathUS Texas (Local) – San Antonio and Austin based classes in bushcraft, urban survival, primitive living skills, permaculture, herbology, homesteading, self-defense, outdoor fitness and much more.
  • The Medical PrepperUS Tennessee (Local) – TheMedicalPrepper.com is a prepping site that just simply wants to give preppers an informed edge on two fronts: advanced knowledge in preparation of performing potentially life-saving medical interventions in a fall-out situation, and specific knowledge in determining which medical preps to purchase.
  • The Pathfinder SchoolUS Indiana (Local) – The Pathfinder School, LLC is an outdoor self reliance and survival school specializing in no-nonsense training for everyone who ventures into the outdoors. Founded by Dave Canterbury, The Pathfinder School provides many opportunities for you to learn the skills needed to become self reliant.
  • The PREPARED Path Online Prepper CourseUS (Online) – Comprehensive online prepper course.
  • Tom Brown, Jr.’s Tracker SchoolUS New Jersey (Local) – The Tracker School was founded in 1978 by Tom Brown Jr, Americas most renowned Tracker, and Wilderness Survival expert. Based on the teachings of Stalking Wolf, the Apache elder from whom Tom learned his skills when he was just seven years old, he began teaching. The school has expanded to include over 75 classes, divided into eight course tracks.
  • Trackers EarthUS Oregon and California (Local) – Trackers Earth offers camps and outdoor programs for all ages. We provide innovative education in nature connection and authentic outdoor skills. Camps and classes include outdoor skills, wild plants, archery, restoration and much more. Our organization and education models are collaborative. Our purpose is to create a village of connection to the land, accountability, common sense, and limitless enthusiasm.
  • Trail Blazer Survival and AdventuresUS South Carolina (Local) – Teaches basic and advanced outdoor wilderness survival skills such as shelter building, firecraft, navigation, finding and making water safe to drink, trapping, butchering, tanning and identifying edible and medicinal plants.
  • True North Outdoor SchoolUS Pennsylvania (Local) – Looking to bring the finest outdoors training and education to Pennsylvania and its surrounding states, Erik Kulick drew upon his passion for the outdoors and his almost thirty years of teaching experience to found True North in 2011.
  • True Ways SurvivalUK (Local) – Trueways Survival offers Survival, Expeditions and Bushcraft Courses founded on the tried and tested principles of its most senior team member, SAS Legend John “Lofty” Wiseman
  • Twin Eagles Wilderness SchoolUS Idaho (Local) – Twin Eagles offers programs for adults and youth in: Wilderness Survival & Primitive Skills, Wildlife Tracking, Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants, Permaculture & Regenerative Design, Nature-based Mentoring & Cultural Restoration, Naturalist Training, Bird Language & Native Scout Teachings and Inner Tracking (nature based journey of self-discovery).
  • Wilder SkillsUS California (Local) – WilderSkills is a youth outdoor education school, founded as a branch of California Survival School, that helps kids and teens reconnect with the earth through primitive wilderness survival skills. Founded in 2013 by Dan Baird and Laura Stein, Wilderskills programs cover a range of skills, from fire-by-friction and water collection, to ancient crafts and techniques for making tools and blending into the woods.
  • Wilderness AwarenessUS Washington (Local) – We offer Wilderness Survival courses, Wild Edible Plants courses, Wildlife Tracking courses, Bird Language courses, Nature Education Mentoring courses and more.
  • International Canadian School of SurvivalCanada (Local) – Through education and training, we seek to prevent undue suffering and loss of life when faced with unforeseen wilderness accidents and to reduce the burden on our Search and Rescue resources.
  • Wilderness Survival InstituteUS Colorado (Local) – Our focus is to teach people venturing into the outdoors to be prepared, to tell someone where they are going and when they are coming back, to pay attention to the warning signs, to make the correct decisions on whether to continue a trip or turn back, and to avoid putting yourself in a survival situation.
  • Wolf Camp and the Conservation CollegeUS Washington (Local) – Wolf Camp and the Conservation College run summer youth camps and career certification programs with the highest quality teachers and most diverse outdoor curriculum in the field.
  • WSC Survival SchoolCanada (Local) – We offer a broad scope of programs to provide the knowledge, skills, and tools pertinent to survival, to the enjoyment of the great outdoors, and to the confidence and peace of mind of knowing what to do when a need arises.

Europe

  • BacktravelNetherlands (Local) – Bushcraft and survival training.
  • Bear Grylls Survival AcademyUK (Local) – The world’s most recognizable face of survival and outdoor adventure brings the ultimate in self-rescue skills, delivered by his handpicked team of highly trained experts.
  • Bushcraft ExpeditionsUK (Local) – Leading the field in the UK and Europe, Bushcraft Expeditions has an unrivaled record for teaching bushcraft and survival skills and for leading overseas wilderness expeditions.
  • EXTRA Bushcraft & SurvivalNetherlands (Local) – Bushcraft and survival training.
  • Forest KnightsUK (Local) – Forest Knights is proud to be one of the leading Bushcraft Schools in the country and one of the longest established in West Sussex.
  • Forest Skills LtdUK (Local) – Forest Skills is one of the longest established bushcraft skills companies in the UK. We offer a range of courses & experience sessions, including: Bushcraft & survival courses, Traditional craft courses, Forest school sessions, Private bookings for parties, schools & groups, First Aid training and Food Hygiene training.
  • Frontier BushcraftUK (Local) – Frontier Bushcraft provides a range of bushcraft courses from a one-day foundation to weekends sampling different skill-sets to week-long full-immersion courses.
  • Hands On BushcraftUK (Local) – Hands on Bushcraft; wilderness bushcraft and survival school, offering a fantastic selection of bushcraft and survival courses teaching various survival skills from around the world.
  • Jack Raven BushcraftUK (Local) – Based in Kent, we offer a wide range of high quality, affordable bushcraft courses covering essential woodlore, wilderness & outdoor living skills, wild food foraging, axe workshops, woodland crafts, blacksmithing.
  • Living Wilderness Bushcraft SchoolIreland (Local) – Bushcraft training.
  • Natural PathwaysUK (Local) – Provides a broad range of Survival Bushcraft and Nature Awareness Courses conducted in the depths of Kentish woodland.
  • Northern Ireland Survival SchoolIreland (Local) – The Northern Ireland Survival School is a Northern Ireland based company teaching Bushcraft and Wilderness living skills in Northern Ireland.
  • Survival School BristolUK Bristol (Local) – Survival School Bristol is a centre dedicated to teaching Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living Skills
  • The British Bushcraft SchoolUK Worcestershire (Local) – Founded by Dale Collett in 2005, the school has now grown over 9 years and is becoming renowned as one of the top venues in both the UK & Europe to learn bushcraft and survival skills.
  • TheCanoeMan School of Wilderness BushcraftEngland Norwich (Local) – The School runs a selection of courses designed to allow you to experience nature like never before; exploring the forgotten art of Bushcraft tracing back to our indigenous ancestors, utilising skills from around the world.
  • Wildwood BushcraftUK (Local) – Wildwood Bushcraft (est. 2005) is a wilderness survival school delivering high quality bushcraft courses in the Highlands of Scotland and Sussex in the South of England. We also run international bushcraft expeditions in Scotland, Arctic Sweden, Canada and Africa.
  • Wilderness Survival SkillsUK (Local) – On our courses we strip everything back to basics. We mix up-to-date training and knowledge with skills from our past. Spend time learning movement and navigation through the wilderness, which kit is best, how to safely light a fire in all weathers but also how to light a fire without any modern equipment, build a warm, waterproof shelter from natural materials, make comfortable bedding, find food and water, craft containers, utensils, tools and clothing.
  • Woodland WaysUK (Local) – At Woodland Ways we offer one of the most comprehensive ranges of Wilderness Bushcraft and Survival courses available, covering everything from the basics up to advanced skills and instructor training.
  • Woodlore, The School of Wilderness BushcraftUK (Local) – As a school, Woodlore is truly unique, in that every course we run has been designed or developed by the UK’s leading Bushcraft expert, Ray Mears.
  • Woodsmoke – Bushcraft and Wilderness SurvivalUK (Local) – Established in 2001, Woodsmoke is internationally respected for its pioneering bushcraft courses and professional approach to teaching you classical wilderness survival skills. Our bushcraft courses and wilderness expeditions are set in spectacular landscapes, both at home in the heart of England’s Lake District National Park, and across environmental and climatic global extremes.

Australia

  • Bob Cooper Outback SurvivalAustralia (Local) – The chief instructor is Mr Bob Cooper. Born and educated in Western Australia, Bob has delivered these Outback Safety and Survival courses since 1990 and is considered the leading desert survival instructor in Australia.
  • Creative CollectivesAustralia (Local) – Creative Collectives are organizers of The School of Self-Sufficiency, Wolf Pack, Primitive Skills Gathering, Family Bush Camps and a variety of eco-living opportunities.
  • SOS Survival TrainingNew Zealand (Local) – Specialises in providing wilderness, sea and aviation survival training. We employ professional instructors with the relevant backgrounds, who are skilled in imparting their knowledge and creating realistic but safe scenarios.

Asia

  • 29028 Adventure WorldIndia (Local) – Over 25 years of adventure/nature outdoor and survival education/training and operations.
  • OTA Survival SchoolIndia (Local) – OTA Survival School is India’s first facility dedicated to training, preparing and equipping people to face a survival situation and turn it into a self-reliant one
  • Thailand Bushcraft CoursesThailand (Local) – Thailand Bushcraft is not only about surviving, but flourishing in the natural jungle of Southern Thailand with the help of a few tools. Our bushcraft courses differ from our jungle survival courses in that we take tools such as knives, Thai jungle knives, containers, cooking implements, rope, and other camping gear into the wilderness.

South America

  • Desert Island SurvivalFrench Polynesia and Panama (Local) – We specialize in providing you with the skills to survive on tropical desert islands. You are marooned on a remote and uninhabited Pacific island where you will first receive your training before you are cast away with ‘limited equipment’ to live out an adventure of a lifetime.
  • Jungle Survival AdventuresCosta Rica (Local) – Jungle survival training.

Africa

  • Okavango Guiding SchoolAfrica (Local) – Okavango Guiding School is the first private guide training school registered in Botswana to provide training for guides on both the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) and the Botswana Qualification Authority (BQA) platforms. The school caters for anyone who is passionate about nature and wants to gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating wildlife of Africa and how they interact with each other and their environment.

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Fish Snares – Yo-yos, Gill Nets and Trotlines

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Everyone has heard the saying “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you give him an occupation that will feed him for a lifetime.” This saying takes on more significance when you put that man in a SHTF scenario. If the world as we know it endures catastrophe and people are scrambling to feed their families, then the food animals in your region will likely be hunted out fast. Both hunted and foraged food will become scarce fairly quickly. Thankfully, since fish reproduce rapidly, there will likely continue to be high quality protein available in larger lakes, rivers, and our oceans. So, becoming proficient at using fish snares is a skill that could mean the difference between starvation and survival.

There are many different ways to catch fish. Fishing with a rod and reel is fun, but time consuming. Just like snares on land can be more productive than hunting, “fish snares” can do the fishing for you while you are doing other things. In this post we cover three different types of automatic fishing solutions: fishing yo-yos, gill nets and trotlines.

Fishing Yoyo

I had never heard of a fishing yo-yo until I was reading the Grid Down Reality Bites book series. Yo-yos are a very low cost way of fishing multiple spots, using a variety of different baits set at different depths. Each automatic fishing reel is made of galvanized steel so it will not rust. They have a spring loaded action that automatically sets the hook and reels in the line when the fish takes the bait. After catching the fish it allows the fish to pull on the line and continues to reel them in. This keeps the fish fresh and alive until you have a chance to retrieve them.

Fish Yoyo

These little mechanical fishing devices can be attached to tree branches, boat docks, the side of a boat, floats, buoys or any way that will suspend the reel a couple of inches above the water. Since they are light and small you can pack a dozen in a bug out bag easily.

Fish Yoyo on Amazon

Gill Net Fishing

What is a gill net? It’s really nothing more than a net wall, weighted at the bottom, with floats pulling the top of the net taut. Each end is attached to buoys or to the shoreline of small waterways. Fishing with a gill net is incredibly effective when they are set up properly. Unfortunately gill nets do not have a very good reputation, especially in the oceans where endangered turtles, dolphins and sharks are often snagged along with the fish the nets are intended to catch. Often very large nets are left unattended, ending up as ocean trash that kills fish needlessly. Many states ban them completely. But used as a survival gill net in a SHTF situation, you can efficiently harvest fish for food.

Gill net Drawing
Image from Michigan Sea Grant

The weight and bulk of the gill net varies depending on the length of the net and the size of the flotation devices. But you can save space for a bug out bag item by removing the floats and tying wood chunks to the top like the Native Americans did.

best glide adventurer survival gill net

Trotline Fishing

What is a trotline? It is really nothing more than a long line with a bunch of hooks on it. Obviously the construction of the line is a little more complicated. There are trotline clips with swivels on them to allow the hooks to move around a little. Then there are trotline brads attached to the main line so that the clips stay spaced properly.

Trotline Parts Pic

If you know how to run a trotline you can catch different types of fish. If you let it rest on the bottom you will catch bottom-feeding fish. Known as a catfishing trotline, these can catch a lot of large fish if left out over night. The best trotline bait for bottom feeders tends to be smelly. Use cut up fish, liver, or commercial catfish baits.

If you add floats to the line or pull the line tight between two solid structures you can raise the line off the bottom and catch a whole different type of fish.

Once you have seen a trotline, you know how to make a trotline for yourself. But unless you want to do something special you might as well buy one that is already put together. They typically come with a trotline winder and a plastic bag to keep the trotline hooks from getting caught on things. This makes it convenient to add to a bug out bag.

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Just like land snares there are laws and restrictions in every state and country for fish snaring. In a SHTF situation, you do what you have to do to survive. But until then, find out what laws apply in your area while you experiment and practice your snaring skills.

 

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The Lost Ways – A Truly Amazing Prepper Book

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Learn how to build a self-feeding campfire. How to use herbs to heal a wound. How to forage for food, navigate by nature, and make your own knives. How to cook a survival staple that will keep for years. How to build a shelter and cook over open flame. Preserve food and water. Make homemade soap and toothpaste. If the world as we know it came to an end tomorrow, would your family be able to survive? The Lost Ways is a book that could help you thrive.

I’d like to tell you about the book The Lost Ways. I bought the book several months ago, and really haven’t been able to put it down. There are so many prepper topics covered in the book, that I think everyone would be able to learn something from reading i; beginning prepper, and seasoned survivalist. Take a look at the table of contents, and you’ll see what I mean.

The Lost Ways – Table of Contents

Disclaimer …………………………………………………….. 4
The Most Important Thing ……………………………… 18
Making Your Own Beverages: Beer to Stronger Stuff …………………………………………………………………. 23
Making Beer – Basic Recipe ………………………………. 25
Equipment ………………………………………………………………. 25
Ingredients ……………………………………………………………… 26
Creating the Malt: Malted Barley ………………………………. 26
Making the Yeast …………………………………………………….. 27
A Word on Hops ………………………………………………………. 28
Making the Beer ………………………………………………………. 28
A Bit of the Stronger Stuff: Distilling Your Own ‘Moonshine’ …………………………………………………… 30
Making a Still …………………………………………………………… 31
An Alembic Still ……………………………………………………….. 31
A Homemade Still ……………………………………………………. 33
A Schematic of a Homemade Still ………………………………. 35
Ginger beer: Making soda the old fashioned way .. 37
The Deadliest Drink? ……………………………………….. 38
Drunken Sailors ………………………………………………. 39
Beer Gets Boring …………………………………………….. 40
Spicing It Up …………………………………………………… 41
An Easier Brew ………………………………………………… 42
An Unusual Organism ………………………………………. 43
Doing It Yourself ……………………………………………… 45
How North American Indians and Early Pioneers Made Pemmican …………………………………………… 47
Nutritional Qualities ………………………………………… 49
Directions ………………………………………………………. 51
Ingredients ……………………………………………………………… 51
1. Rendering the Fat …………………………………………………. 51
2. Dried Meat Preparation ………………………………………… 58
How Much Do I Need? ……………………………………… 65
Spycraft : Military Correspondence during the 1700s to 1900s ………………………………………………………. 67
Rectal Acorn, Silver Ball, and Quill Letters …………………… 68
Invisible Ink……………………………………………………………… 70
Mask Letters ……………………………………………………………. 74
Wild West Guns For SHTF And A Guide To Rolling Your Own Ammo…………………………………………. 77
Modern Firearms …………………………………………….. 78
Handguns ……………………………………………………………….. 78
Rifles ………………………………………………………………………. 80
Ammunition ……………………………………………………………. 80
Reloading Components …………………………………….. 82
The Cartridge Case …………………………………………………… 83
Processing Brass Cartridge Cases ……………………………….. 85
Primer Pocket………………………………………………………….. 86
Bullets and Projectiles ………………………………………………. 86
The Cast Lead Bullet …………………………………………………. 87
Casting Bullets………………………………………………… 88
The Bullet Mold ……………………………………………………….. 88
The Lead Melting Pot ……………………………………………….. 89
The Ladle ………………………………………………………………… 90
The Melting Process …………………………………………………. 90
The Casting Process …………………………………………………. 91
Swagging Bullets ……………………………………………………….. 93
Machining Bullets…………………………………………………….. 94
The Final Word on Lead Bullets …………………………………. 95
Powder …………………………………………………………. 95
Black Powder ………………………………………………………….. 95
Smokeless Powder …………………………………………………… 96
Primers …………………………………………………………. 96
Primer Size ……………………………………………………………… 96
Reloading Equipment ………………………………………. 98
The Lee Loader ………………………………………………………… 98
The Single Stage Press ………………………………………………. 99
The Progressive Press …………………………………………….. 100
Reloading Dies ………………………………………………………. 101
Reloading Bench ……………………………………………………. 102
The Tumbler ………………………………………………………….. 102
The Powder Scale …………………………………………………… 103
Manuals ……………………………………………………………….. 103
Storage of Ammunition and Components ………….. 104
How Much Ammunition is Enough? …………………………. 105
Recycling ………………………………………………………………. 105
Work Practices ………………………………………………………. 106
How Our Forefathers Built Their Sawmills, Grain Mills and Stamping Mills ………………………………. 109
How the Overshot Wheel Works ………………………. 111
Making That Force Usable ……………………………………….. 115
Gears ……………………………………………………………………. 116
Belts ……………………………………………………………………… 119
For Reciprocating Saws …………………………………………… 121
Don’t Forget Lubrication …………………………………………. 122
Building Your Own Water Wheel ……………………………… 123
How our Ancestors made herbal poultice to heal their wounds ……………………………………………… 126
What is a Poultice? ………………………………………… 127
A Few Poultice Recipes……………………………………. 130
Cataplasma Aromaticum …………………………………………. 130
Soothing Poultice …………………………………………………… 131
For Stomach Aches …………………………………………………. 131
A Mustard Poultice …………………………………………………. 132
A Native American Recipe to Treat an Abscess …………… 132
A Word of Warning from The Past ……………………………. 133
What Our Ancestors Were Foraging For? Or How to Wildcraft Your Table ……………………………………. 134
Arrowhead (Sagittaria Latifolia) ……………………………….. 135
Asparagus (Asparagus Officinalis) …………………………….. 136
Bulrush (Scirpus acutus, Scirpus validus) …………………… 138
Cattails (Typha Latifolia, Typha angustifolia) ……………… 139
Chickweed, Common ……………………………………………… 141
Chicory (Cirhorium Intybus) …………………………………….. 143
Cleavers ………………………………………………………………… 144
Dandelion (Taraxacum Officionale) …………………………… 145
Henbit (Lamium Amplexicaule) ………………………………… 146
Lady’s Thumb (Polygonum persicaria) ………………………. 147
Lambs Quarters (Chenopodium album, Chenopodium berlanieri)……………………………………………………………… 148
Mint (Mentha piperita, Mentha spicata) …………………… 150
Mulberry (Morus alba, Morus rubra) ………………………… 151
Mustard, Black (Brassica Nigra) ……………………………….. 152
Peppergrass (Lapidium Virginicum) ………………………….. 154
Pigweed (Amaranthus Retroflexus, Amaranthus Hybridus) ……………………………………………………………………………. 155
Plantain (Plantago major, Plantago minor) ………………… 156
Pennycress, Field (Thlaspi Arvense) ………………………….. 158
Prickly Lettuce ……………………………………………………….. 159
Purslane (Portulaca Oleracea) …………………………………. 160
Quickweed ( Galinsoga Parviflora) ……………………………. 161
Reed Grass ( Phragmites communis) ………………………… 162
Shepherds Purse (Capsella Bursa-pastoris) ………………… 163
Sour Dock (Rumex crispus) ……………………………………… 165
Storksbill (Erodium Cicutarium) ……………………………….. 166
Watercress (Nasturtium Officinale) ………………………….. 167
How Our Ancestors Navigated Without Using a GPS system ………………………………………………………. 169
Shadow Tip Method ………………………………………. 170
Watch Method ……………………………………………… 171
Using the Stars ……………………………………………… 171
Letting the Sun Guide You ………………………………. 174
Letting the Moon Guide You at Night ………………… 175
Moss and Other Vegetation …………………………….. 175
Making a Compass …………………………………………. 176
How Our Forefathers Made Knives …………………. 178
Forging a Knife Blank ……………………………………… 179
Forging the Blade …………………………………………… 180
Forging the Tang ……………………………………………. 181
Grinding the Blade …………………………………………. 182
Hardening the Blade ………………………………………. 184
Making the Handle…………………………………………. 186
To Make Your Own Knife…………………………………. 187
How Our Forefathers Made Snow Shoes for Survival ………………………………………………………………… 190
Anatomy of a Snowshoe …………………………………. 191
Making Survival Snowshoes …………………………….. 193
Using Your Snowshoes ……………………………………. 196
How North California Native Americans Build Their Semi-subterranean Roundhouse ……………………. 197
Building the Semi-subterrain Roundhouse ………….. 201
Supporting Poles ……………………………………………………. 203
Roof Construction ………………………………………………….. 204
Roundhouse Entrance …………………………………………….. 206
Fire Pit ………………………………………………………………….. 206
Summary ………………………………………………………………. 208
Our Ancestor’s Guide to Root Cellars ………………. 210
History ………………………………………………………… 211
The Right Space for the Job ……………………………… 212
Climate …………………………………………………………………. 212
What to Keep Where ……………………………………………… 215
Creating the Ideal Conditions …………………………… 216
Lighting…………………………………………………………………. 216
Humidity ………………………………………………………………. 217
Dirt Floors …………………………………………………………….. 218
Wet Cloth or Paper ………………………………………………… 218
Standing Water ……………………………………………………… 218
Bury Your Treasure ………………………………………………… 218
A Condensation Nightmare ……………………………………… 219
Ventilation ……………………………………………………………. 219
Storage Ideas ……………………………………………….. 220
In-Garden Storage ………………………………………………….. 221
Insulation ……………………………………………………………… 222
Things That Do and Do Not Belong in Your Root Cellar ………………………………………………………………….. 223
Proper Storage ……………………………………………… 224
Cull the Crops ………………………………………………………… 224
Preparing Vegetables for Root Cellar Storage ……………. 225
Curing Winter Vegetables for Storage ………………………. 226
Pests …………………………………………………………………….. 226
Organization ………………………………………………………….. 227
Good Old Fashion Cooking on an Open Flame ….. 230
Cast Iron Cooking ………………………………………….. 231
Care and Use …………………………………………………………. 232
Seasoning Your Cookery …………………………………………. 232
Never Use Dish Soap ………………………………………………. 233
Iron Rusts ……………………………………………………………… 234
No Fire ………………………………………………………………….. 234
Companion Tools……………………………………………………. 234
Roasting Meats ……………………………………………… 235
On a Spit ……………………………………………………………….. 235
On a String …………………………………………………………….. 236
Dutch Oven Cooking ………………………………………. 238
The Right Temperature …………………………………………… 239
Companion Tools……………………………………………………. 240
Recipes Past and Future ………………………………….. 241
Colcannon …………………………………………………………….. 242
Meat Pies………………………………………………………………. 242
Mock-mock Turtle Soup ………………………………………….. 243
Wassail …………………………………………………………………. 243
Apple Pie ………………………………………………………………. 245
Biscuits and Gravy ………………………………………………….. 245
Easter Cake ……………………………………………………………. 246
Porridge ………………………………………………………………… 247
Stew ……………………………………………………………………… 248
Bread ……………………………………………………………………. 248
Learning from Our Ancestors: How to Preserve Water ……………………………………………………….. 250
How Can I Make Sure That the Water Is Clean? …………. 256
Where Should I Hide or Store My Stock of Water? ……… 260
Learning From Our Ancestors How to Take Care of Our Hygiene When There Isn’t Anything to Buy … 263
Soap Making …………………………………………………. 264
Basic Recipe for Soap ……………………………………………… 264
Making Lye Water from Wood Ash …………………………… 265
Collecting the Fat …………………………………………………… 266
Cooking Up the Soap: The Cold Process Method ………… 268
Making Your Own Signature Soaps …………………… 269
Medicinal Soaps …………………………………………………….. 270
Homemade Toothpaste ………………………………….. 270
Basic Baking Soda Recipe ………………………………………… 271
Clay Toothpaste …………………………………………………….. 271
To Taste ………………………………………………………………… 272
How and Why I Prefer to Make Soap with Modern Ingredients ………………………………………………… 273
History ………………………………………………………… 274
Why Modern Ingredients ………………………………… 275
Understanding The Process …………………………….. 275
Irreplaceable Ingredients ………………………………… 276
Machinery and Equipment for Making Soap at Home ………………………………………………………………….. 278
Possible Soap Additives ………………………………………….. 279
Essential Oils …………………………………………………………. 279
So, How do You Make Soap? …………………………… 280
Ingredients ……………………………………………………………. 280
Equipment …………………………………………………………….. 281
Methodology…………………………………………………………. 282
Temporarily Installing a Wood-Burning Stove during Emergencies ………………………………………………. 288
Why a Wood-Burning Stove …………………………….. 289
Temporarily Installing Your Wood-Burning Stove … 290
Temporarily Installing the Chimney ………………….. 292
Heating with Wood ………………………………………… 294
Making Traditional and Survival Bark Bread ……. 296
How to Make Sourdough Starter (The Rising Agent People Used Before 1900) ……………………………….. 298
How to Make Tasty Bread Like in 1869 ………………. 301
Making Bark Bread (Famine Bread) …………………… 302
Trapping In Winter For Beaver And Muskrat Just like Our Forefathers Did …………………………………….. 306
Why Our Forefathers Trapped ………………………….. 307
The Best Places to Trap for Beaver and Muskrat … 308
Their Local Habitats ……………………………………….. 309
The Types of Traps You’ll Use for Beaver and Muskrat ………………………………………………………………….. 310
Foot Hold Trap Types ……………………………………………… 311
Finding the Land Trails ……………………………………. 313
How to Set the Foot Hold Trap …………………………. 314
Finding the Underwater Trails ………………………….. 315
How to Set a Body Grip Trap ……………………………. 315
Tanning ……………………………………………………….. 316
Selling at the Trading Post ……………………………………….. 318
And There You Have It…………………………………………….. 318
How To Build a Smokehouse and smoke Fish ……. 320
Cold Smoking ………………………………………………… 322
Before We Start: Woods for Flavoring Your Fish ………… 322
Cold Smoking the Fish …………………………………………….. 323
First Things First: Curing the Fish ……………………………… 323
Making a Cold Smoker ……………………………………………. 324
Creating the smoker……………………………………………….. 326
Hot Smokin’! ………………………………………………… 330
Recipes Using Smoked Fish ……………………………………… 332
Practical Survival Lessons from the Donner Party 335
The Story of the Donner Party …………………………. 338
The Fatal Decision ………………………………………………….. 338
Escape and Rescue Attempts …………………………………… 343
Survival Lessons from the Donner Party …………….. 345
Follow the Known Route …………………………………………. 345
Money Won’t Save You; It’s What You Know …………….. 346
Supplies + Time = Life……………………………………………… 346
Weather Is the Deciding Factor ……………………………….. 347
Know When to Turn Back ……………………………………….. 348
Stress Leads to Anger and Volatility………………………….. 348
Age and Gender Play a Huge Role in Survival …………….. 349
Small Wounds = Death ……………………………………………. 350
How The Sheriffs From The Frontiers Defended Their Villages and Towns ……………………………………… 351
Crime in the West………………………………………….. 354
Equipment …………………………………………………… 356
Guns …………………………………………………………………….. 356
Communications …………………………………………… 359
Organization ………………………………………………… 361
The Sheriff …………………………………………………… 362
Deputy Sheriffs ……………………………………………… 363
Posses …………………………………………………………. 364
Bringing It Up to Date …………………………………….. 364
Showing the Flag ……………………………………………. 368
Raising a Posse ……………………………………………… 371
References …………………………………………………. 375

 

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Snaring is More Productive Than Hunting

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I’ve always thought that snaring is something that you do after you run out of bullets and can’t hunt anymore. But recently I read the Grid Down Reality Bites series of books by Bruce “Buckshot” Hemming and Sara Freeman and I realized I was wrong.

I enjoy hunting. These days it’s mainly a productive form of bonding and recreation with family and friends, since most of our meat is raised, slaughtered, butchered, and packaged neatly for our selection at the local butcher, or grocery store. But if we someday find ourselves in a TEOTWAWKI situation where the supply chain is broken (or annihilated) obtaining meat will take on new importance. Hunting won’t be about recreation or bonding anymore. It will be about the survival of me and mine and I don’t want to rely only on my hunting skills to feed my family. Hunting takes time. And energy. And personal attention. It takes stealth, and patience, and skill with gun or bow or slingshot. Hunting takes presence. And most people can only hunt one animal at a time.

But what if you could hunt in a dozen places at once?

With snaring, you can. If you know your land and the critters that live on it, if you can identify tracks, recognize game trails, and will commit to a regular schedule of setting and checking traps, then a routine of snaring can be like having a dozen or more good hunters in the woods working for you 24/7. High quality snares are dependable, lightweight, and will last years. You can put many of them in a five gallon bucket and set each one up in minutes.

And unlike a bullet, which is only used once, each snare can catch hundreds of animals over time.

So, what is a snare? A snare trap is basically just a length of cord with a noose at one end, anchored to the ground. Prey put their head through the noose to reach bait, activating the noose, which tightens as they pull away. Modern snares are typically made of 3′-6′ long galvanized aircraft cable anchored to a rebar stake in the ground, or around a tree. The type of snare that is covered in the Grid Down series is called a cam lock snare, which has a locking mechanism that cannot be loosened by the animal once it it tightened. The noose is set up at neck level on game paths and quickly tightens as the animal struggles, chokes, and dies.

Once snared, it’s nearly impossible to get out without the use of opposable thumbs. That means that any animal running through your property is at risk, including pets and small children. So it’s very important that you put careful thought into placement of snares.

Snares can be used to catch many kinds of animal, from smaller prey like squirrels or musk rats to much larger animals like deer. Snares are handy for putting food on your table, and can be used for controlling predators and capturing animals that are destructive. Snaring coyotes that attack your livestock, or snaring wild hogs that destroy your fences or other property, is a more convenient solution than having to stand watch with a rifle or shotgun when you have other priorities to focus on.

Obviously there are laws and restrictions in every state and country for snaring, and you should find out what laws apply in your area while you experiment and practice your snaring skills. But in a SHTF situation, you do what you have to do to survive.

Give snaring some serious thought. Even if you don’t get to put it into practice any time soon, the knowledge will come in handy in a survival situation; in the woods, or elsewhere.

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