Becoming a prepper is one of the most rewarding experiences that you can have as a person. It means taking on a whole new set of lessons and learning how to develop an entirely new set of skills that you may not have even considered obtaining before. It needs to be said that some skills are more important than others in a survival situation. Some skills become far more useful in a survival situation and it is often true that these skills can make the difference between survival and death. Two of the most important skills that you can develop are that of building a fire properly and handling a weapon. Here are some insights to building those skills and why they are so important for a prepper.

Building a Fire

Building a fire is one of the first skills that every prepper should learn. Building a fire can make all the difference. It allows you to cook food, keep warm, and even serve as a distress signal. To not know how to build a campfire is to potentially doom yourself and anybody who may be relying on you during whatever crisis you may be going through. You are best off learning how to use multiple different firestarting methods since that will give you a backup plan in multiple situations. Remember that the best firestarting tool for survival is always experience.

Using a Weapon

Nobody wants to have to think about how they may have to defend themselves during a crisis but the fact remains that knowing how to use a weapon properly can be the difference between life and death. You should make sure to attend a class that shows you how to properly handle firearms, survivalist crossbows, and other weapons. Knowing how to use them properly will make you more efficient at defense and hunting.

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