When you decide to become a prepper it comes with a certain measure of understanding that new skills must be developed. There are some skills that are more valuable than others. However, there are some skills that mean all the difference between life and death during a crisis. Two of the most important skills that must be developed are that of handling a weapon and building a fire. These are two extremely important skills that should be learned sooner rather than later. Here are some reasons why.
Building a Proper Fire
We live in an age of convenience. There are many people out there who believe that convenience is a crutch. Some preppers shun modern conveniences while some lean too heavily into them. In the case of building a fire that convenience would be lighters and matches. It’s true that you should not have to expect to be able to build a fire with only a couple of sticks, but you should at least know how to properly build and structure a fire so that it is able to last a longer period of time. This will ensure that you are able to cook food, stay warm, and signal for help. You can learn more about building fires at Patriot’s Closet.
Using a Weapon
Of the scenarios that you have to imagine preparing for nobody wants to think about the necessity of having weapons. Whether you are using a gun or a crossbow or other kind of weapon you need to be able to use it well. Getting the proper crossbow training or firearm training is essential to knowing how to properly use your weapon, be it for self defense or if you simply need it for hunting.
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When you were young and asked for a pet, do you remember your parents telling you that taking care of a pet is a lot of responsibility? I know I do. I also remember crying for what seemed like a week straight just so I could get that little puppy that I wanted for so long. It took forever before I could finally convince my parents that I was ready for a dog and all the responsibilities that came along with it.
Now, I’m not saying I was the best pet owners as an eight year old. However, I don’t believe that I was that bad either. Probably because my parents picked up a lot of my slack. I say that now because as a parent myself, I know how difficult it is to have a pet. How much attention they need and how little an eight year old really takes care of the dog that they begged for.
After reminding my son nearly a dozen times to take our dog out for walk before he decided to get up and do it, I finally had to sit down and explain to him why it was so important to make sure that he took Titan out for a walk. Of course, at eight years old his only argument was, “mom, if he poos in the house I will just clean it up”.
My son, like most people, don’t realize that dogs need a lot of exercise. That they need anywhere from four to six hours of exercise a day, just like humans do. That it is important for a dog to be outside for a few hours. It is essential to your dogs health that they get the proper amount of exercise each day. The right amount of exercise will keep their heart healthy and their muscles strong.
Because dogs need so much exercise, it is important to make sure that you have a safe designated area for your dog to go out and play in-case your everyday life gets a little to busy to take them on a 30 minute walk four or five times a day. You can do this by choosing a dog fence to place around your entire yard or just the back yard.
You will need to make sure that the dog fence you choose is tall enough to keep your dog from jumping over it. You will also need to make sure that you get a dog fence that your dog wont be able to dig underneath or climb over. You will also need to make sure that the area you choose to fence in for your pet is large enough for them to run around so that they can get the exercise that they need.
You can take a look at doggybakery.org to find the best dog fence that will offer you the best amount of room for your dog to get the exercise that they need!
You can also check out other sites online like Dog Time to learn more about your dogs exercise needs and what activities you can do to make exercising fun for your four-legged friend!
Of course, if you live in an apartment complex, you can’t fence in your yard. So you will need to make sure that your fur baby gets the proper amount of exercise each day! So get up and get your dog leash and take that beautiful pet that you love so much out on a walk! They will thank you for it later!Read More