Camping is more than just equipment – Here is a list of skills you need to have

via: TheSurvivalMom

Have you decided to take the Survival Mom Family Camping Challenge?  If so, you might find this list interesting and helpful. How many of these skills do you already have? Which do other family members have and which will you need to learn?

Keep in mind that these skills aren’t just limited to camping. They are basic survival skills as well, which might come in handy someday if you or your children are lost or need to evacuate to a rural area.

  • Cook over an open fire
  • Know multiple ways to start a fire
  • Know how to safely put out a fire
  • Store food safely outdoors
  • Cook on a camp stove
  • Learn how to tie a reef knot, bowline, sheet bend, clove-hitch knot and when to use them
  • Correctly sharpen a knife
  • Safely use both a knife and a hatchet
  • Identify edible wild plants and use them in recipes
  • Take a wilderness survival course
  • Learn to hunt both small and large game
  • Choose the best spot for a campsite

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