In the event of an SHTF scenario, Emergency Preparedness is vital to your odds of survival, but nothing replaces adequate survival training. You can have all the gear and preps in the world, but if you are unable to defend those preps or survive without them you are setting yourself up for disaster. You can only store so much food, and carry so much gear, but knowledge weighs nothing.
There are a mass number of preppers and survivalist out there that have come to rely too much on their gear or supplies and have very little true skill. I am a firm believer in being a “Jack of all trades”. As you establish your cache of supplies be sure to develop your wilderness survival skill-set by taking survival classes whenever you can.
As you determine your survival plan, take a survival class that builds your skill-set around those needs, and have a contingency plan. You can start by developing some basic survival skills, and then build off of that as time permits. If you plan to hunker down be sure you have had adequate firearms training, or if you plan to be mobile get some escape and evasion training. Wilderness First Aid and homesteading skills are also essential skills to add to your tool belt.
At Trail Blazer Survival School we offer a core set of survival training courses, however we also offer a wide variety of options. Wilderness Survival, Navigation, Animal Processing, Primitive Tool Making, Food Procurement, Basic Tracking and Evasion, and many others. We can also build courses around your desired needs. We have professionally certified instructors who have developed their skills over many years of training and countless hours of dirt time. Contact us today to get started with your training. Harness the knowledge to survive.
by Justin (Sage) Williams
February 15, 1983 – February 24, 2020