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Modern Survival Skills You Should Learn

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There are two kinds of survival skills that I like to call “soft survival skills” and “hard survival skills.”

Hard survival skills consist of those abilities that a person or family needs to survive in an extreme situation, such as a disaster or a riot. Hard skills include things like basic first aid, and being able to build a fire, shoot a gun or grow a garden. They’re obviously important, but they may not be as important as the soft survival skills.

Soft survival skills are those things that people need to know to survive and thrive in the everyday environment of modern America. Soft survival skills may not help you if civilization collapses, but until it does, the soft skills – that is, modern survival skills — can help you do things like put food on the table and a roof over your head.

The really frightening thing is that large numbers of Americans and Canadians are ignorant of many of the soft survival skills. They cannot perform these tasks, so they find themselves challenged when faced with a dramatically changing world and economy.

Soft Survival Skills That Everybody Needs to Know

There are lots of soft survival skills, and the number is growing every day. Parents, in particular, need to be aware of these skills and make sure that their children know and understand them. If they don’t, the kids might not be able to get by in today’s society, let alone tomorrow’s world.

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Basic soft survival skills include:

There are probably a hundred or even a thousand other soft skills that everyone should know today. Unfortunately, many of these skills are not taught in schools and are not passed on to children by many parents.

Kids Not Learning Soft Survival Skills

Don’t assume that your kids are learning these things in schools. Schools often do a bad job teaching such skills. Most children learn little or nothing about money while they are in school and less about the financial system.

Even many well-educated Americans with college degrees are completely ignorant of business and the financial system. Many more are ignorant of the law and the values upon which it is supposed to be based.

Large numbers of Americans, including many young people, are largely ignorant of computers and how they work. Don’t assume your kids know how to use a computer simply because they can play video games or chat over their cell phones.

What’s worse is that schools often teach the wrong lessons. They show kids how to use the computer but not how to use the basic programs they’ll actually use in a real job in the real world.

Prepare Now for Tomorrow’s Emergency

The best place for kids to learn such skills is from their parents. Make sure your family has the soft survival skills because they might be more necessary for your survival than the hard survival skills.

A prime example of the need for such skills is the number of people who graduate from college with a mound of debt. These people cannot find a job, and they end up helpless in today’s economy. Many of them would do fine and get by if they had just a few basic “soft” survival skills.

In today’s world, survival is a constant battle whether you’re in the wilderness or suburbia. Those who aren’t prepared with the basic soft survival skills will fail and find themselves with nothing. Make sure everybody in your family has basic soft survival skills and understands their importance.

What skills would you add to the list?