Survival – Native American Style

native-american-survival-skillsThe Native American’s are probably some of the most well-versed at living off the land and being able to survive in harsh conditions. It’s no wonder then that learning the skills that helped the Native Americans live their lives would be of great benefit to the survival/prepper community.

And our good friends at have put together a list of 25 Essential Survival Skills that kept Native American’s alive.

They go over things like community, shelter/clothing, food and much more. Definitely check out the full list.

Here’s a brief description of the list:

Native Americans crafted their own survival tools, built their own fires, foraged for their food and hunted their prey all by hand and it is astounding to think how well they were able to survive and thrive based on necessity alone. Would someone like you or me be able to do the same if we were put into such a hostile environment? Probably not but that it is why it is good to be aware of how the Native Americans were so deftly able to sustain themselves in an unforgiving North American wilderness.

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In a hurry and want to know the bullet-point version? Here’s the full list of 25 skills highlighted in the full post.

  1. Community
  2. Footwear
  3. The Fox Walk
  4. Preserving Meat
  5. Animal Hides
  6. Natural Observation
  7. Using Plants
  8. Artful Crafting
  9. Body Paint
  10. Clothing
  11. Camps
  12. Blow Guns
  13. Dead Falls
  14. Snares
  15. Trapping Pits
  16. Fishing Weirs
  17. Spearfishing
  18. Hunting Tactics
  19. Nomadic Practices
  20. Teepees
  21. Dedicated Tribe Roles
  22. Bows
  23. Axes
  24. Water
  25. Fire

Some of the ones that stood out to me were Community, Artful Crafting and Dedicated Tribe Roles. I think the importance of these are often overlooked, because they’re not as sexy as starting a fire or hunting tactics.

But they’re definitely really important when you’re trying to stay organized and live a normal and productive/safe life when SHTF.

Be sure to read the entire post if you get the chance.

Written by Derick Love

I am a former aspiring financial services worker with a special place in my heart for Solar Energy and renewable energy. I got hit pretty bad during the financial downturn and realized that the banking industry is literally bleeding the world dry.

So I switched my focus to something that gives back to the world rather than just takes from it. Renewable energy, especially solar, is something that will help us live on this planet for a long time to come.

General interests of mine include financial stability, world events, being prepared for the worst, renewable energy and sustainability and more. I'm learning something new everyday!

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