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The Most Basic Survival Skills You Need To Know

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Survival techniques are often not taught in schools, even though in reality they can be the key to someone handling an emergency. If you ever find yourself in an emergency these are the most important survival skills that you should know.

1. Fire

Being able to build a fire from scratch will allow you to immediately deal with several different problems you might have. Firstly, it provides warmth, which especially in the colder months can be key. Outside of warmth, it can also be the key to cooking your meals and even purifying water by boiling it. A small fire can be relatively easy to use so long as you know all the different ways you can create friction to kindle the fire. This is why this is the first skill you should master.

2. Shelter

Being able to find shelter, or create it can be important if you need to protect yourself from the elements. Naturally, packing the right clothes can be crucial if you need to keep your body safe, but in some cases, you might yourself needing shelter and not have the right layers. If that is the case you should learn the basics of how to create a lean-to shelter that can keep you safe.

3. First Aid

Knowing some basic first aid is something everyone should focus on. Even if you are at a restaurant and someone chokes, or you need to quickly patch up a wound after falling, having those basic medical skills can be crucial. An important thing to also do ahead of time is to create a small first aid kit that you can carry with you at all times. This will help you in cases of emergency.