…And if you don’t believe they are, just watch the news. If you live in the city and you’ve lived in the city all your life, then survival skills are /definitely/ something you need to acquire. Why city-folk and not country-folk? Well, folks that live in the country are used to making do with what they have. Many times, you have to reuse a part that needs fixing because you live too far away from town or it will take 2 weeks for the new part to come in once the parts store has ordered it. Most folks who live in the country farm, fish, or hunt and survival skills are important in all three of those occupations. What happens if you are in the woods hunting and you have an accident? What happens in you’re in the middle of a big swampy area fishing and you have an accident? What happens if you’re working in your garden and you get bitten by a poisonous snake? What do you do? Survival skills will get you through situations like this.
Now on an equally important note, you folks that live in the city have quick access to public servants (police, firefighters, EMTs). For those of us living in the country, well, let’s just say it takes a little longer for help to arrive. What do we do in the interim? What happens if someone invades your home? What happens if a wild animal tries to devour your pet? Do you just stand there and hope help arrives to take care of your problem? What do you do? Survival skills will help you through situations such as these.
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