Knowledge is something that takes time to develop, so we need to start teaching the next generation now. In case God forbid, our children are left to fend for themselves or we are injured or even just to make your family more apt to survive, every child must learn these survival skills so they can pull their own weight and contribute as much as they can.
It’s not just physical survival we need to teach them but mental, emotional, and spiritual survival as well. If your family learns now to be a well oiled machine, you will be more likely to survive any type of collapse.
How to sew so they can mend clothing or any fabric and even make things such as bags or scrap quilts
How to barter and trade (Kids naturally do this with their toys so teach them at garage sales.)
How to be responsible for themselves and to be aware of their surroundings at all times
Have a natural curiosity and good problem solving skills
Be hard working and a self starter and a family helper not a complainer!
Have a strong faith in God (morals, memorize Bible verses, prayers, songs, and have a hope for heaven). Ultimately, everyone reaches a point in which their physical, mental, and emotional abilities are completely taxed. Spiritual survival can make the difference between giving up and finding strength from somewhere to hang in there, just one day at a time.
How do your kids stack up? For more kid-friendly skills lists, check these out: