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Life-saving training at Osan AB

Ready to become a super prepper? Prepping for survival should include learning some essential skills and then practicing what you learn. You want to be ready doomsday or for anything, and if you lack any knowledge or experience, you may come up short when it counts the most.

While there are many companies that offer all sorts of survival training, ranging from the obvious to the extreme, using these companies to learn all the skills that you want and need can be expensive, leaving less resources for food and prepping equipment.

Truthfully, you can save your money and get as much training in as you can for free or for very little cost. Here is how.

A List of Basic Prepping Skills

What are some of the basic skills that fall under survival training? Here is a short list to get you started. You may want to add others depending on your personal circumstances and the emergencies for which you are prepping.

First Aid

Finding Clean Water and Purifying Water


Growing Food



Drying Food

Starting a Fire

Correctly Storing Water

Collecting Water with a Transpiration Bag

Sealing Mylar Bags (Skip this one if you purchase pre-sealed food)

Knitting or Crocheting

Using a Fire Arm

Sealing Your Home

Operating a Ham Radio



Raising chickens or Other Livestock

Locating a suitable campsite

Building a Shelter

Identifying Edible Plants

Navigating by Day

Tying a Bowline

Foreign Language Skills

Making Your Own Candles

Free or Cheap Survival Training

Now, where can you get cheap or free survival training? Here are some suggestions, both online and off.


YouTube Videos

MeetUp Groups

Hobby Clubs

Prepping Blogs and Forums

College and University Extension Classes

Community Sponsored Classes

Retail Store Classes

CERT (Community Resource Response Teams) Classes

Red Cross Classes (Online)

FEMA Classes (online)

Friends and Family

Library Classes

Facebook Groups

Wilderness Survival Courses

Self Defense

Concentrate on the training that you think will benefit the most, on the skills that are quick and easy to learn, and any area you think will have the most positive impact for preparing you. A good example of training that fits all three criteria is the knowledge of how to start a fire.

After you get some basic skills down, you can consider more intensive professional training in additional areas.

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