Learning military survival skills may help you learn how to survive any disaster or emergency. However, one has to go through the strictest military training before these skills can be acquired.
Military Survival Skills: Armed and Uniquely Skilled
However, not everyone is fit for the job. Only a chosen few get through and actually become part of the military. I’ve got good news for those who always wanted to become part of the outfit but didn’t make the cut. Read on and learn how to fire your weapon with military-like accuracy or survive the cold like a Navy SEAL.
First of all, you should be keenly aware of the basics of firearm safety. Secondly, know what you need it for. Next, choose which firearm is the best one for you. Then, most importantly, know your guns.
Everybody was new at something at some point. This will teach you how to shoot your weapon, starting with the basics. With the will to learn and put each shooting fundamentals into practice, you’ll soon be shooting like the best of them.
If sheltering-in-place is not possible, then you should be able to build a makeshift shelter with whatever material is available to you in your surroundings.
This will protect you from harsh weather conditions even human and animal threats walking you up while you're asleep.
Don’t mistake this weapon as a toy. It can still be a great self-defense and hunting weapon next to the real thing. Learn the proper shooting stance and execute the proper shooting techniques with these tips.
5. Staying Hidden in Plain Sight
Sometimes keeping yourself concealed by blending yourself with the background using ordinary materials attached to your clothes or specialized clothing, can really be a lifesaver. You can use it in getting away from any threat, as recon to gather information from the enemy or an element of surprise when attacking.
Start by having an open mind and a humble heart. Oftentimes, the “biggest barrier” for improving your sharpshooting skills can be old learning habits and thinking you're a better shooter than anybody else. You have to unlearn what you know and then start with a clean slate to be a better marksman. Want to learn how to shoot like a Green Beret? Well, here you go.
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These shooting tips will give you a better understanding and sense of awareness of what’s happening around you. This article will show you how to shoot with both eyes open. Gone are the days of shooting a firearm with just one eye.
In a disaster situation, there is a possibility of looters and other heightened crime sprees. Should you or someone in your family get shot, the hospital might just be full of other patients waiting to be treated and you won't get the immediate attention you need. Learning how to treat such a wound, as long as it isn't fatal is critical to your survival. Read part 1 of how to treat a gunshot wound and the life you save may be your own.
Learn outdoor and military survival skills even if you’re in cold weather or any harsh weather conditions. Read more on how to survive the cold the Navy SEAL way.
11. Escape and Evade
Amidst the chaos, learning how to escape and evade from the pursuers is a skill which should be learned at all costs. Don't get me wrong, it's alright to stand and fight but when all odds are against you, retreating to fight another day will only get your pride hurt.
12. Search And Rescue
If someone in your family gets lost or abducted, the ability to track them down will certainly become an invaluable skill. You can even use this skill in finding your way to civilization to where evacuation camps are.
13. Watch Each Others' Back
As you travel in a group from point A to point B, there may be a lot of possible threats along the way. Which is why you need to move as one unit and watch the back of the buddy taking point or vice versa. Getting caught in an ambush or unaware can cause serious consequences. This way, you will be able to get to your destination slowly but surely.
Watch this video posted by the Greek Prepper where a marine shows us how to survive in an urban environment after a disaster:
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on March 2, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.