Other training (not weapon, medical, fitness)
- November 21, 2017 at 2:18 am #15929
Sunny Ridge RunnerParticipant
What other types of training do you guys/gals do to prepare? Is a nav. class something you need? Some bush-craft training? Grid-down comms? Tracking? I am getting my training together and was curious what the prepared minds think. I know it will probably depend on area. Thanks.January 18, 2018 at 6:35 pm #16280
I’ve done some “self education” in several, mostly domestic, areas. Preservation of food, making candles, soap, spinning wool into yarn, knitting, weaving, sewing,gardening,growing, harvesting and winnowing grains(amaranth) cooking and baking from scratch. Even making paper (you just never know!) This year I’m focusing on skills outside of the home. Namely, I’m getting more comfortable with my firearm. Going to the range more often and carrying it on my person while at home. Taking it apart and putting it back together, etc.January 19, 2018 at 5:20 pm #16284
Sounds like you definitely have a plan!!! Develope and practice skills, learn new ones..Good job PreparedMotherFebruary 20, 2018 at 12:41 am #16459
Ahh the plan. Great question OP. I am surprised that this topic in forum is cold atm. Skills are only those used on regular basis. When was the last time rollerskating? Sure you can strap on some old quads but the confidence might come back just as the paid session ended.
It is vital to stay sharp by continually practicing skill sets plus maintaining this fragged up routine we all have. WHAT skills or skill are you considering? Are they job, survival and every day related? Can it be incorporated into your daily or weekly routine?
As a Chef, I practice a myriad of skills daily. Going to the gym and the range to practice those skills. As often as weekly I get out into the wild to practice there, like orientation and waypoint scouting.
It is hard to practice certain skills alone thusly I don’t. I wish the book club took hikes for I might join up just to get the opportunity to practice first aid or something else. Book worms not used to hiking does present opportunity for mayhem more than say Scout Troop 123.
Let’s talk about what you feel like training in and where you can or might consider finding it. It would help not only you OP, but others as well.March 3, 2018 at 3:45 pm #16478
I can preserve food in most ways. I can crochet and am working on a blanket for my son at the moment (baby blanket that is actually big enough to fit a twin-sized bed so he can use it for years). I was going to take an aquaponics class this month but my computer died. You can’t take an online class without a computer so the class has to wait now. I also want to take a leatherworking class and have a local place to do that but child care is an issue. I will have to find an online source for this training. Any recommendations> I’d like to learn sewing as well. Only thing I have sewn successfully is curtains.November 12, 2019 at 2:03 am #45838
The first thing that comes to mind which is probably one of the most essential, is the production of clean drinking water. Most municipal water supplies (70%) are treat water with fluoride and chlorine. These are toxic carcinogens and unsafe in any quantity. Most people not only drink it, but cook with it, and bath in it. So, a valuable training skill is how to eliminate our exposure to these unhealthy additives. Many people buy bottled water these days to avoid exposure, but what if that become unavailable. Others filter their water. Berkey filters come to mind. The issue there is having sufficient filter replacements in the extended SHTF situation. There are people who have their own deep well, but without electricity a well pump will not function.
I have some ideas, but as of yet I have not put them in place. What ideas do you have for producing clean drinking water on an extended basis after SHTF? Thank you in advance for sharing. “Deo Duce Ferro Comitante”.
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