These once important skills have been lost over time.
The human race is incredibly good at quickly forgetting events that happened even in the recent past.
In wasn’t long ago that important skills were essential to human survival. Living off the land, and using animals as best we could was how we survived harsh winters before the invention of electricity.
Buy many skills have been forgotten in the last century, and most of us wouldn’t fare well at all in a survival situation.
These forgotten skills were once essential to the survival of the human race.
1.Gardening for Food
Even 50 years ago, many people grew their own vegetables in patches in their gardens. These days we rely solely on the supermarkets to provide us with all of our food. Panic buying during storms and other emergencies shows us just how reliant we are on shops to feed us. If more of us got back into the very easy skill of growing our own produce, we would feel empowered and much better off for it.
2. Animal Husbandry
Farming is no where near the industry that it once was. Many people used to have their own chickens, pigs and even cows to provide them with milk eggs, and meat. These days many people would be baffled at the though of rearing animals to rely on for sustenance, and don’t know the first thing about animal husbandry.
3. Hunting and Fishing
Now considered merely sports, hunting and fishing were once the main way for the breadwinner to bring back food for the table. Hunting especially was an incredibly valuable skill that was once passed down from generation to generation which has now been lost.
4. Food Preservation
Preserving food in the harvest to last the long winters was a skill that kept many people alive, and without it they would have perished. To know which methods to use to preserve the foods to ensure they would last the winter saved lives. Now pickling and preserving is seen as a hobby, which some people still indulge in but not on the same scale.
Forging tools and weapons from raw materials is surely one of the most amazing skills that humans in the past managed to hone. To find the right type of metals, and the exact temperatures they needed to be heated to to produce the strongest result is a skill that has been all but lost in a few select circles.
6. Herbal Medicine
Pharmaceutical companies really have had the monopoly on this one. Once we treated all of our ailments with natural cures and medicines, not a chemical in sight. These days we have large scale drug companies ready to sell us the latest pill that will cure, and probably leave you with a longer complaint of side effects.