Most of us in the prepping community try to plan for every possible scenario and prepare so that we are ready for whatever might come our way. Having said that, it’s highly likely that there will be situations that arise that we haven’t all planned for.
None of us can predict exactly how long we might have to survive on our food storage and emergency supplies. Maybe it will just be for a month or maybe it will be for years. We just don’t know and that’s why it’s important to not only prepare supplies but also learn skills that you can use to survive with if and when such a day should ever come.
Why Learning How to Catch Fish Is so Important
As mentioned before, most of the serious preppers that I know realize that having the skills to put food on the table after your emergency supplies have been depleted is essential. Fish is a very nutritious form of protein that can be found almost all over the world. Unless you live in an urban jungle, there aren’t many places that you can’t find a body of water that might hold fish in it.
If you learn the skills that are necessary to catch fish, you’ll not only have the ability to put food on the table in the event that your food storage supplies run out, you can supplement your meals which will make your food storage supplies last even longer.
Learning to Catch Fish Isn’t That Difficult
Fortunately, this is a skill that’s not too difficult to learn. It’s also a method of securing food for your family that isn’t labor intensive. During a survival situation, you’re going to want to choose the activities that you participate in carefully so that you don’t have to consume so many calories that you quickly deplete your food storage reserves. Fishing can be done in several ways and many of these methods don’t involve strenuous activity whatsoever.
Another great thing about fishing is that it doesn’t cost very much to get involved in the hobby and learn how to become efficient at catching fish. As with most outdoor activities, the sky’s the limit when it comes to how much you CAN spend on supplies but fortunately, you can catch fish with very inexpensive or even improvised equipment.
The purpose of this article isn’t to teach you how to become an accomplished angler but rather to encourage you to learn some basic skills that will allow you to catch fish that you can use to help your family survive during a crisis.
Having said that, I thought I would include a brief 10 minute video that will introduce you to some basic fishing techniques. The idea is to show you that you can get started with a meager budget and it’s really not that difficult of a skill to acquire.
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Another method of catching food is trapping. Trapping small game doesn’t require a large expenditure of calories either which makes it a favorite among many survivalists. If you’re interested in learning how you can make an inexpensive trap yourself, I suggest that you read my article called How to Make Live Traps to Put Food on the Table after Doomsday.