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Old Time Forgotten Survival Skills That Will Actually Keep You Alive

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 BigRed    150

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As early as fifty or sixty years ago, whether we realize it or not, modern society was learning basic survival skills. On any given weekend a boy usually could be found under the hood of the car with his Dad, changing plugs or replacing a battery.

There was raking and mowing to be done, wood to be chopped and/or piled up near the house. These days nearly all those skills can be hired out and often times they are.

The older generation were far more self-reliant then those of today. Pretty much everyone knew the basics of carpentry, growing plants, or even knew some basic metal work.

It was also a more agriculturally based society. There were very few women, unless they lived in the big city, who did not have a garden in the backyard.

There are many skills that are taken for granted these days that our grand-parents saw as normal when they were a young man and woman. It’s time to go back and take a look at some of those old fashion ideals that can aid a modern day survivalist.

 

It’s unfortunate, but most of us have limited finances, space and time when it comes to getting prepared. The few minutes daydreaming about an arsenal in the basement, with tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition can be a brief reprise from the humdrum of the day, but it is only a daydream.

 

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Not only have we forgotten survival skills, we are now banned in some locales from growing our own food and harvesting rain water. Tptb want us totally dependent on them. When they pull the rug out from under our feet, we will all fall down. Printed books are a good option when the electricity goes away. Like the old Foxfire series which came from interviews with old-timers.

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It's up to the individual to keep things like that alive.  I  have 5 boys and that means all the destructiveness that goes along with raising active children instead of video game junkies. Because of that, they can patch and repair sheet rock,  replace windows, basic plumbing and roof repair,  change spark plugs and oil,  set the timing on a '67 Ford Galaxy 500 with a  flat screwdriver, and basic mechanical troubleshooting .  They have horsemanship skills, know how to hunt and fish, and are proficient in growing vegetables and fruits. They can also sew, iron, do laundry, cook and are capable of defending themselves if necessary.  It's up to them to ensure their children learn these things and keep it going. 

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 Lucy Barnable    2,672

There are so many things I wish I had ask my grandparents to teach me.
When I was a kid just I wasn't interested in some of it.
Now I search the internet to learn how... 

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