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5 Survival Skills You Can Practice At Home

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Survival skills are some of the most important things a prepper can have. These are typically what separate those who are truly prepared from those who are not. That’s because when it comes down to it – food stockpiles aside – a person’s talents and skills are what’s going to keep them alive in the long run.

Preppers often come up with a lot of excuses as to why they can’t acquire new survival skills. Reasons like “too little time,” “not enough money,” and being “too far away from a practice area” can deter preppers and keep them stuck in a space of inactivity.

Luckily there are many survival skills you can learn from the comfort of your own home. And with the help of the internet and library books, it’s never been easier (or cheaper) to learn some new survival skills in your spare time.

It’s easy to get ready for a crisis once you’ve begun mastering these…

5 Survival Skills You Can Practice At Home

Knot Tying

Knot tying is essential for a bug-out situation (or often for camping). You can use these skills to build a shelter, fashion a raft, tie a fishing line, lower down supplies to someone in a ditch, and so much more.

There’s countless survival books and Boy Scout guides that talk about this survival technique. Not to mention there’s a ton of YouTube videos and documents you can download onto your laptop or tablet.

I recommend either printing off the valuable info you find, or downloading it onto a tablet/e-reader you can use later. That way you have the info with you when you need it most.

Wood Carving

Wood carving is an excellent and therapeutic way to pass the time and take your mind off things while you create something new. You can use this skill to help you make a variety of tools including spoons, forks, knives, spears, spikes, arrows, and more.

You can also use your wood carving abilities to fashion a walking stick to help you lean on as you travel.

The possibilities of wood carving are pretty limitless, so this is an incredibly advantageous skill. Watch videos online or befriend someone who does this for a hobby and you’ll be mastering this craft in no time.

Identifying Plants

Identifying plants isn’t just a useful skill for determining if one is poisonous or not. This survival skill also helps prevent starvation, and even can provide natural alternatives to medicine.

The truth is there’s far more edible plants out there than most preppers realize. You can use this to your advantage when SHTF – when others are scraping up the last of their stockpile, you can be stocking up on delicious plants and herbs to keep your family full.

Many plants also have medicinal properties that can aid you in a crisis. For instance, plantain plants are very useful for disinfecting wounds, and the catnip plant can quickly relieve headaches and migraines.

There are countless library books and internet sources about identifying plants. I suggest you study up so you know which ones to look for in a crisis!

Pro Tip: Look up plants that are specific to your region. This can help you prepare faster and more efficiently!

Making Nets

Remember how knot tying is such an important survival skill? Well, you can use it to your advantage while fashioning fishing nets.

These nets can work wonders for catching fish and other edible sea creatures. If you’re lucky enough to be by a body of water when SHTF, this skill will seriously come in handy!

If not, no worries. You can still use this net to hold survival gear, or you can even fashion a hammock to relax in after a hard day’s work.

Setting Traps

Trapping is an enormously useful skill in an emergency situation. These traps allow you to capture small animals you can eat to prevent starvation. Plus oftentimes you can set numerous traps at once, and then come back to find your next meal(s) waiting for you.

Now although it’s useful to practice this skill in the great outdoors, you can still do plenty of the prep work inside your home. Grab the materials you’ll need, and then practice setting up/activating the traps. This way when you get outside you’ll be ready to set them up immediately.


Democrat Mayor Welcomes Illegals to Denver


During a recent interview with CNBC, Denver Mayor Mike Johnston’s comments regarding the city’s approach to immigration underscore a troubling trend of prioritizing the interests of migrants over the well-being of American citizens.

Johnston’s admission that Denver is grappling with an influx of migrants is a damning indictment of the city’s failed open-door policies. Rather than acknowledging the inherent risks and challenges associated with unchecked migration, Johnston attempts to portray Denver’s approach as a delicate balancing act between compassion and pragmatism. However, his words betray a dangerous naivety that threatens to undermine the safety and prosperity of Denverites.

By championing an ideology of unlimited hospitality, Denver has effectively placed the burden of its misguided altruism squarely on the shoulders of its own citizens. Johnston’s assertion that the city is proud of its ability to manage the migrant crisis is not only arrogant but also deeply troubling. Instead of celebrating the city’s failure to control its borders, Denver should be prioritizing the needs and concerns of its own residents.

Johnston’s plea for federal assistance serves as a thinly veiled attempt to absolve Denver of its responsibility for the consequences of its reckless immigration policies. It is outrageous that hardworking taxpayers are expected to foot the bill for the city’s misguided generosity. Denverites should not be forced to accept cuts to city budgets and services in order to accommodate migrants who enter the country illegally.

Furthermore, Johnston’s insistence on portraying migrants as victims deserving of unwavering support only serves to exacerbate the problem. By perpetuating the myth of the noble migrant in need of rescue, Johnston glosses over the very real dangers and disruptions caused by uncontrolled immigration. Denverites deserve better than a mayor who prioritizes virtue signaling over their safety and prosperity.

It is time for Johnston and other proponents of open borders to face the harsh reality of their policies. Unrestricted immigration poses serious threats to national security, public safety, and economic stability. Denver cannot continue down this reckless path without risking irreparable harm to its own citizens.

In light of these challenges, it is imperative that Denver enact sensible immigration policies that prioritize the needs and interests of American citizens. This includes strengthening border security, enforcing immigration laws, and implementing measures to deter illegal immigration. Anything less would be a betrayal of the trust placed in Johnston by the people of Denver.


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Texas Dem. Rep: No Taxes For Black Americans


In a recent episode of the “Black Lawyers Podcast,” Rep. Jasmine Crockett, a Democrat from Texas, ignited a firestorm of controversy with her proposal to exempt Black Americans from paying taxes as a form of reparations. This suggestion has triggered widespread outrage among conservatives, who see it as yet another attempt to further racialize American politics and deepen divisions within society.

Crockett’s proposition, which she herself admitted may not be successful due to the fact that many within the Black community are already struggling financially and may not be paying taxes, has been met with condemnation from conservative voices across the country. Critics argue that such a plan would not only be ineffective in addressing the underlying issues faced by Black Americans but would also exacerbate racial tensions and perpetuate a victimhood narrative.

By singling out one racial group for special treatment through tax exemptions, Crockett’s proposal threatens to further polarize an already divided nation along racial lines. Conservatives view this as yet another example of the left’s obsession with identity politics, where race takes precedence over individual merit and personal responsibility.

Moreover, Crockett’s suggestion of tax exemptions as a form of reparations is seen as deeply misguided and unfair. Conservatives argue that reparations, if they are to be considered at all, should be based on need and merit, rather than race. By proposing blanket tax exemptions based solely on race, Crockett fails to address the complex socioeconomic factors that contribute to inequality and disadvantage in America.

Conservatives also express concern about the lack of consistency and coordination between federal and state approaches to reparations. Crockett’s call for tax exemptions at the federal level raises questions about how such measures would interact with existing state-level initiatives, potentially leading to confusion and inequity in the distribution of resources.

As the debate over reparations continues to intensify, conservatives are calling for a more thoughtful and inclusive approach that focuses on addressing the root causes of inequality and promoting economic opportunity for all Americans, regardless of race. Crockett’s proposal, they argue, only serves to further entrench racial divisions and undermine efforts to achieve genuine unity and progress in the United States.



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Whoopi Goldberg Claims Conservatives Want to “Bring Back Slavery”


In a recent episode of ABC’s “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg stirred controversy with her startling claim that some Republicans are inclined to “bring slavery back.” The comment, made during a discussion about the Arizona Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate an 1864 abortion ban, has sparked widespread condemnation, with critics lambasting Goldberg for her inflammatory and unsubstantiated rhetoric.

Goldberg’s assertion, delivered in the heat of the panel discussion, has been roundly denounced as not only inflammatory but also deeply irresponsible. By equating Republican policies on abortion with a desire to resurrect one of the darkest chapters in American history, Goldberg not only demonstrated a profound lack of understanding of the issues at hand but also showcased a troubling disregard for reasoned discourse.

Conservative voices have been particularly vocal in their condemnation of Goldberg’s remarks, highlighting the egregious nature of her comparison and the harm it does to meaningful dialogue. They argue that such hyperbolic and baseless accusations only serve to further polarize an already divided political landscape, making it increasingly difficult to find common ground on important issues.

Moreover, critics have pointed out the dangerous precedent set by Goldberg’s rhetoric, warning of the potential consequences of allowing such inflammatory statements to go unchallenged. They argue that by indulging in sensationalism and distortion, Goldberg not only does a disservice to the public discourse but also undermines the credibility of her own platform.

In the wake of the controversy, Goldberg has faced mounting pressure to retract or clarify her remarks, with many calling on her to apologize for the offense caused. However, as of yet, Goldberg has remained steadfast in her position, offering no indication of contrition or acknowledgment of the harm caused by her words.

Goldberg’s comments are part of a greater problem in American media and politics: One where conservative Americans are routinely demonized for their beliefs without consequence. This rhetoric should alarm all patriotic Americans interested in the free and honest discussion of ideas and politics.


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