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.
Finding Clean Water and Purifying Water
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.
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
Wilderness Survival Courses
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.