19 “Old World” Primitive Survival Skills You’ll WISH You Knew Before SHTF

Get to know these primitive survival skills that are tried and time-tested if you want to increase your survival odds in emergency situations!

Primitive Survival Skills Everyone Should Know

Importance of Primitive Survival Skills

As survivalists, most of us are constantly honing our craft and figuring out new ways to put our skills to the test. We do this to keep our minds sharp and to make sure we have the primitive survival skills necessary to survive in whatever situation might come our way.

And sometimes, we find the best survival techniques by looking back… WAY back. Surviving in an urban environment in the backdrop of modern technology requires very specific survival skills.

That’s why survivalists like us should always stay on our toes and keep abreast of what’s going on in the world — so that our skills can evolve and change with the times. Some skills, though, are evergreen, and that’s why they’re passed down from generation to generation.

These primitive survival skills, combined with the right survival gear, might just save your ass in an emergency situation someday. Here is a list of survival skills from our ancestors you can apply to your survivalist life.

What are Primitive Skills? These are a set of skills perfected by our ancestors which helped them survive over thousands of years without the tools we have today.

1. Make Simple Tools from Flint

This is where ancient survival skills can be your best friend. Long before the industrial age, humans had to survive by making their own tools from natural materials.

While it’s no longer mainstream, with practice anyone can learn to make their own tools without modern equipment.

Flint tools for a survival situation  "Old World" Primitive Survival Skills You'll WISH You Knew Before SHTF

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19. Going Ballistic Old School Style

While it’s true that you should never bring a knife to a gunfight, you’ve gotta keep in mind that a gun eventually runs out of ammo. Knives don’t.

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