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Posted:  7/19/2013 9:57 AM #38463
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Subject: 78 Skills Everyone Should Know
(howtosurviveit.com) July 14th, 2013 by Jeremy Knauff- Survival is based largely on two things: a positive mental attitude and knowledge. With those two covered, you can make up for any lack of tools. Knowledge doesn’t break, wear out, and short of forgetting a thing or two, you generally can’t lose it. Below, I’ve compiled a list of skills I think everyone should know. This is by no means a “complete” list because there is always room to learn more, and the more you know, the greater your chances of survival. But this will give you a solid foundation and a far broader skill set than most people. Everyone should know how to:

 

  1. Drive a stick shift
  2. Swim
  3. Start a fire without matches or a lighter
  4. Build a garden
  5. Use herbal remedies
  6. Produce beer/wine
  7. Build your local community
  8. Tan leather
  9. Cure/smoke meat
  10. Make soap
  11. Construct animal/fish traps
  12. Make activated charcoal
  13. Survive hypothermia
  14. Properly load a backpack
  15. Conduct basic repairs (home, auto, equipment, etc.)
  16. Operate a ham radio
  17. Defend yourself without a weapon
  18. Identify surveillance
  19. Build a rainwater collection system
  20. Weld
  21. Accurately fire an arrow
  22. Dehydrate food
  23. Construct snowshoes
  24. Build a raft with a tarp
  25. Navigate using the stars
  26. Right an overturned raft
  27. Build with stone/brick (basic masonry)
  28. Cut down a  tree with an ax
  29. Forage for food
  30. Sew and/or make clothing
  31. Pilot a boat
  32. Shoot a firearm accurately
  33. Find water
  34. Utilize camouflage
  35. Construct a pond
  36. Can food
  37. Ski
  38. Dig a latrine
  39. Build with wood (basic carpentry)
  40. Determine authenticity of gold and silver
  41. Rappel
  42. Follow a trail/tracking
  43. Use less-lethal weapons (baton, stun gun, pepper spray, etc.)
  44. Metal working (blacksmith)
  45. Lose a tail
  46. Operate power tools
  47. Construct a splint
  48. Open a can without a can opener
  49. Drive a motorcycle
  50. Construct a net
  51. Identify animals by tracks and/or scat
  52. Patch a tire
  53. Reload ammunition
  54. Build a bow and arrow
  55. Administer first aid
  56. Identify venomous snakes
  57. Accurately fire a slingshot
  58. Make candles
  59. Raise fish (for food)
  60. Distill water/alcohol
  61. Hot wire a car
  62. Cook without a stove
  63. Survive heat injuries
  64. Raise livestock
  65. Find tinder
  66. Create fertile soil
  67. Make charcloth
  68. Properly store food
  69. Survive a riot
  70. Sharpen a knife
  71. Butcher livestock
  72. Purify water
  73. Make leather products (sheathes, holsters, boots, etc.)
  74. Hunt and fish
  75. Cast bullets
  76. Maintain a bee hive
  77. Use hand tools
  78. Tie a knot

Are there any skills you think should be on this list? Let me know in the comments below.



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