According to the Mayan calendar, the world was suppose to have ended back in 2012. But here we are, four years later, and the world is still spinning. Despite our technological advances, we still cannot predict the end of the world. We don’t even know if it will end. Nonetheless, we also don’t know what the future holds for us. Wars, disease, climate change can cause catastrophic changes to our way of life as we know it. That is why we need to master a lot of skills to get through these events. Here are 4 end of the world survival skills that everyone should master:
Skill #1 – Animal Husbandry
Stores and groceries will be closed or worse, looted during these times. Food and water is your number one concern if you want to survive the end of the world. Having your own source of food will ensure that you don’t have to compete for food. And even if you don’t live to see the end of the world, you can save money by maintaining an independent source of food.
Skill #2 – Basic First Aid
According to a survey, about a quarter of Americans have not done anything to prepare for doomsday scenarios. That’s about 80 million who will fight for resources if something disastrous happens. Injuries are bound to happen, even to preppers. Hospitals will be full, and might be inaccessible. If you know basic first aid, you can take care of injuries on your own.
Skill #3 – Beekeeping
Whole Foods once demonstrated the importance of bees in food production by removing all items on their shelves that depend on them for pollination. The result was half empty shelves in the produce section. Beekeeping is not rocket science. You can make bees feel at home with just a pile of dirt and sand. It’s simple and yet very useful in growing your own fruits and vegetables.
Skill #4 – Bird Listening
How can you tell if there is danger coming? Look at the animals. Birds sound the alarm and the rest run for cover. At the same time, they also herald the change in weather or the arrival of help. It takes training in discernment to learn their repertoire of calls. You also have to know the birds indigenous to your area. But once you master them, you will be prepared for danger or know what to expect next.
There are plenty of skills that you need to master if you want to survive the end of the world. The four skills above are just the foundation. You can learn some more by reading the lost ways survival book. Once you master them, continue adding to your repertoire of survival skills. It’s better to be over-prepared as plenty of these skills are useful even in everyday life.