ASSESSING YOUR SURVIVAL SKILLS
1: The Long-Term Survivalist
The person who is prepared for the end of the world as we know it. Is proficient at numerous practical skills beyond emergency skills. Has prepared food, information, and living quarters for the long haul. Practices skills regularly. Is highly adaptable to changing situations.
As you assess your level of preparedness, be honest about your strengths and weaknesses. Plan to be called on at any time to perform tasks that fit into the level you specify for your family or group - remember, you wouldn't want to expect a lifeboat and find a paper sailboat floating in that moat around your house - don't expect us to want it either. The simple survivalists, minimally prepared but honest in their self-evaluation, willing to learn, grow, and become more skilled are infinitely more valuable than any Walter Mitty Wannabe types. Motivation counts - bragging rights don't!