One of the coolest things about life is how we can learn a skill for one area, and then use that skill to better other parts of our lives.
And the same is true for hobbies. You may enjoy doing a hobby in your free time. However, little do you know this same hobby may be lifesaving (or at least incredibly helpful) in a crisis.
It’s smart to pay attention to what we already do well, and transfer that to our disaster preparedness. That way we can be even more ready for what’s up ahead.
It’s truly amazing just how many…
4 Hobbies You Can Make SHTF-Worthy
Gardening is one of the most popular hobbies in America. And the awesome part is these skills can be hugely helpful in an emergency. By planting your own survival garden, you can tend to it and feed yourself and your family. Plus, by composting you can fertilize the soil even more, while simultaneously tossing extra food bits (like banana peels and eggshells) away.
Hunting may be a great pastime during different seasons of the year. However, should SHTF and laws become obsolete, you may find yourself needing to hunt year-round for sustenance. By learning how to hunt, trap, and dress game, you can have a practically endless supply of meat for your family to feast on.
Not to mention, hunting can teach you patience, and how to blend in with your surroundings. This will pay off while hunting in the future, and also if an attacker is following you and you need to remain hidden.
Archery is an extremely fun hobby to get into. It gets you outdoors, it teaches you patience and precision, and it’s both extremely challenging and rewarding. Plus, it’s affordable and doesn’t require extensive background check or licensing. This can make it even easier to use a bow and arrow for hunting, or for self-defense.
Plus, with archery, you can reuse the arrows. This makes the hobby much more affordable. And, considering these arrows are durable, lightweight, deadly, and silent, you’ll be able to utilize these in an array of different situations when SHTF.
Camping and Backpacking
When it comes to disaster preparedness, it doesn’t get much more practical than camping and backpacking. This is literally training for the times when you need to bug out and survive on your own.
First, you’ll learn how to travel many miles, all while carrying your supplies on your back. You learn real quick not to bring more than you can carry, and not to carry more than the essentials.
Second, you learn how to improvise. The hard truth is that, many times, your survival tools just aren’t going to work. For whatever reason, they’ll refuse to cooperate. That being the case, you must learn how to survive when the shelter won’t stay up, when the fire won’t start, and when the fish just don’t bite.
Plus, talk about commitment. By the time you buy all the necessary camping and/or backpacking equipment, you’re practically a prepper anyway. This ensures that you not only have the survival tools when an emergency hits, but also that you know how to use them when the time comes.