Whittling wood can come in handy for a surprising number of situations. For one, it’s an excellent way to pass the time, and can have a calming effect on you. Many people say whittling is their “therapy” when life gets stressful.
However, whittling can also help you create your own custom-made survival tools.
By whittling wood you can make self-defense weapons like spikes or a spear. You can also make arrows for hunting, or even cutlery like forks, knives, and spoons for eating.
Plus, by whittling your own tools you can add to your existing stockpile – either now or during an emergency situation.
This is a definite skill you can use while camping, hunting or during a major crisis. The truth is, there are many more edible and medicinal plants that exist in the world than most people realize. Therefore, by knowing which plants can come in handy, you’ll be much more ready to fend for yourself during a true survival situation.
It’s also very important to learn which plants aren’t edible, and which are downright poisonous. Knowing this will save you a lot of time, energy, and sickness later. After all, in a crisis when things are already tough, you can’t exactly afford to close your eyes and choose any plant at random to eat.
There are many books you can buy (or rent from the library) that teach you all about the various types of plants and their uses. Even learning about a couple plants a week can really add up
Just be sure to research plants specific to your area. That’s because you’ll more than likely end up in a crisis in a similar area to where you live – so it’s important to study up on the resources around you.