The disease moved quickly around the globe with a kill ratio of 95% (c’mon, work with me – make pretend). It started with runny poop, and quickly moved to liquefied intestines falling out your bum. Blech! Holy TEOTWAWKI, Batman. Batman? Nope, he was one of the 95%. What YOU need are primitive skills!
Okay, okay, I’m not quite certain that we’ll experience the big, global “die off” next month (maybe next year). I’m also not quite certain that all primitive skills are skills you’ll need after the end of the world as we know it. However, there are some skills that could become exceptionally important. I’m thinking of things like firemaking, hunting (without firearms), food gathering, water collection, and herbal medicine.
Let me also say that I DO think there is value in learning primitive skills regardless of their usefulness after the great cataclysm. You know, the whole connecting with nature bit, goin’ granola, gittin’ crunchy, and stuff. I also appreciate the historical value in learning primitive skills, being able to experience how our ancestors lived, putting daily life into perspective, becoming grounded, yada yada, touchy feely feel good crap. That being said, I don’t think you’ll NEED to know how to tan a hide with animal brains post-doomsday. If TEOTWAWKI hit you could just wander through empty homes looking for clothes that fit . . . or maybe not . . . “Honey, have you seen the brains?” Incidentally, how DO you tan a hide with brains – anyone? Dragon?
Some primitive skills are just cool, but others you need to learn – today! Stop what you’re doing right now and learn how to make a bow drill. Okay, maybe later, but seriously. Some of the skills are just plain common sense, but they don’t click in your dome until you see or hear it. You know, like going out in the field early in the morning to collect grasshoppers – for evening stew! Or grinding grub worms up and tossing them into the cast iron skillet for much needed post-TEOTWAWKI fat content. Or forget fishing, save energy and just secure a big, wide net across the stream or river and let the fish catch themselves. Or, in order to prevent having to rebuild a fire again and again (and feeding it endlessly), cover coals with dirt in the morning and undercover them at night, add twigs and – shazam – fire!
– Ranger Man
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