In our modern culture it’s rare to find many individuals with the knowledge to survive well should they find themselves lost in the woods or in need of survival skills. Perhaps this is because we think the chances we might ever need to use skills like this are low, or maybe we simply take our lifestyles for granted. Either way, I do find it interesting to see how many friends I have that don’t even know the first thing about building a fire out in the woods.
In the video below, a man builds an amazing shelter in the woods using only the resources you would find there. Dirt, trees, rocks, and anything else he could find in his immediate surroundings are used to build a home better than many of us might be able to build even if we had access to Home Depot!
Maybe this could be inspiration for us to make sure we learn even the basics like building a fire or hanging food in a tree to keep away from animals. After all, if the time were to come where some of our infrastructures went down or had issues and we needed the basic skills of finding food, water, and shelter, a little woodcraft knowledge could really come in handy.
If anything, just enjoy the sheer skill and creativity this human being has.