Are These Survival Skills Disappearing?

April 29, 2015 / Comments (0)

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I love to sit around with my grandparents and listen to them talk about “the good old days.”

Back when people were self-reliant, family-oriented, and had common sense…

You don’t see much of that anymore, do you?

It seems like with every generation, as we become more and more reliant on modern technology, we forget the skills that used to be necessary to stay alive.

It’s a sad thing if you ask me.

I recently came across this article called 8 Survival Skills Your Great-Grandparents Knew (That Most of Us Have Forgotten). I thought it was pretty interesting. Check out an excerpt below:

This situation is actually becoming worse, rather than better. When I compare my generation (I’m in my 50s) to that of my children, I see some striking differences. In my generation it was normal for a boy to grow up learning how to do a wide variety of trade skills from his father, and seemingly everyone knew how to do basic carpentry and mechanic work. But that’s no longer normal.

If we extrapolate it back, we can see that my father’s generation knew even more – and my grandparent’s generation even more. Those older generations were much more closely tied to the roots of an agricultural society, where people were self-reliant. There are multiple skills they had which modern society no longer considers necessary.

But if we were to have a breakdown in society, those skills which we never bothered to learn would become essential. Those who don’t know these skills would either have to learn or die trying.

Here are 10 skills our grandparents knew that most of us have long forgotten…

You can click here for the full thing.


What are some long-lost survival skills that you wish people still had? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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