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Welcome to my 10-Day Survival Skills Challenge!

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Photo by mrjn Photography on Unsplash

Whether you are just now getting into the world of survival prepping, or you are trying to level up after securing some of your supplies, the process of learning skills for survival is much different.

It's easier to simply make a list of what you need to pick up at the store or order online and ensure that you have enough stock on hand to cater to the needs of you and your family.

But sometimes, having supplies isn't enough. You have to know how to use what you have and also learn how to survive when your supplies are not available. There may be many instances where you are forced to leave your water supplies behind, or they run out if it is a long term survival situation.

You can't survive long without this one resource, so what would you do if you had to purify water on your own? The first thing you need to do is locate the water resources near your home or campground.

Visit these locations so that you can see what you're working with and then take a gallon or more of water with you so that you can learn how to purify it so that it is safe to drink.

Part of this challenges to help you with the strategic steps you need to take in order to survive. But some of it will be a mental obstacle that you have to learn how to overcome.

Taking water from a stagnant lake and purifying it so that you can drink it can sometimes make people feel queasy. But if your survival is at stake, you will learn how to clean the water and drink it with ease.

Today, after locating your local water sources such as rivers, lakes, and ponds, take the water you have gathered and practice cleaning it in a variety of ways. That may include something as simple as using a survival filter straw, purification tablets, or something more complex such as distillation or boiling the water until it is acceptable.

You want to know how to purify your water with and without products on hand. Start from scratch, such as building a fire out of natural resources on your land and boiling the water until it is safe.

You might also want to practice methods without boiling it, such as using a handmade filter that you build out of gravel, charcoal, sand, etc. While it may not be as fast or easy as using a purification straw, it will help you learn how to eliminate the impurities in the water so that you don't suffer from dehydration.

Look up at least five different ways that you can purify water and then choose two that are very different to practice on this day. It may be helpful to print and laminate the instructions so that the rest of your family learns this skill, too.

Until Next Time

Dominus Owen Markham



The Nord Skov
Living Off Grid

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