With all the memory and computing power of today’s smartphones, it makes sense to use them as a survival tool resource.
From tying knots and emergency trauma first aid … to recognizing animal tracks and accessing topographical maps, there is an app with that information. Information you just may need to help you survive in a disaster situation.
And like all apps, they are just a download away.
When we first began prepping, collecting gear seemed the obvious way to start. Spent more money than I probably should have. I wanted all the newest, the latest cutting-edge “shiny things”. It was a newbie error.
Make no mistake: you need survival gear. But owning it and knowing how to use it are very different things.
And, you also need the info on what is a must-have item today … and a good add-on item to be purchased later.
The important point of this post is: if you’re in the market for buying a gun make sure you do your research first. Better research, better buying results.
You should never, ever, let a store clerk be your sole source of gun-buying info. Go into the store prepared:
In the video, Survival Lilly discusses the books she references for survival and bushcraft skills. These 8 books also give her subject ideas for her YouTube topics.
I know there are a lot of armchair preppers and survivalists: you can’t live in the wilderness in survival mode all the time … if at all.
But you can read and study books about what you should know, so that if the opportunity arrives–a camping trip for example–you can practice a variety of skill sets.
Here is the list of books Lilly uses and recommends, in no particular order:
1) Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski: a true bushcraft book with detailed drawings and discussions about shelters, tree-felling, feather sticks, safe knife-craft, etc.
2) Epic Survival by Matt Graham: not a survival manual, but the true story of Graham’s life of primitive living. An interesting read.