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Checklist of 5 Skills That You Need to Master

Checklist of 5 skill sets you need to masterHere is a checklist of 5 skills that you need to master right away.

Checklist of 5 Skills That You Need to Master

Here is a quick list of 5 skills (and subcategories for each skill), that a versatile prepper will probably want to master.

1. Fire Making

  • Lighter
  • Matches
  • Ferrorod or Firesteel
  • Primitive methods

2. Food

  • Foraging
  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Fishing
  • Preservation

3. Navigation

  • Compass and Map

4. Lock-picking

  • Padlocks
  • Door Locks
  • Handcuffs

5. Shooting

  • Shotgun
  • Pistol
  • Rifle

These 5 skills will come in very handy in normal day to day life, but just imagine how handy they’d be in a post-SHTF world!

When you are working through this checklist of 5 skill sets you need to master, feel free to use any videos, books, or any other method that works for you, but make sure to get some hands on practice for each of these skill sets. This is the only way you’ll truly master them!



  1. What a great list! Short, simple and to the point! Just how I like it!

  2. Fantastic List! Great starter list for those beginning their prepper journey, and a great reminder to the rest of us. There are one or two that I need to brush up on.
    I’m loving your blog more and more with every post! Keep ’em coming!

    ~Andrea @ ProjectSimpleHome.com

  3. Most certainly. Those first two are the most important, yet in my opinion, the hardest to master.

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