When we talk about bush crafting and survival and off grid sustainability so many times fishing is OVERLOOKED
On our off grid homestead we have set ourselves up to be VERSATILE!
Which means versatile with how WE GET FOOD!
And WE dont rely on the grocery store to do all of that!
From our huge garden,pantry....canning...foraging,... to hunting trapping and now fishing..WE look at the renewable resources provided to us in these mountains . Nothing is ever overlooked!
Thus skill and knowledge is a must. Ice fishing is fun for Mr Hilder, but it also involves knowing alot of different ways to GET the fish. He also takes care of all his fish which means going home and carefully filleting them for food perpetration.
Many times all of these things are just simply overlooked.
There are a large number of "shtf" preppers who believe the false premise that having survival food and a bug out bag is going to help them when and if everything goes down the tubes. They dream about and talk about running out to the woods or forest and living in a tent with their survival gear. They rely more on their STUFF then they do learning practical applicable skill.
The prepping "commercialized sellers" sell their wares to these people and teach them nothing. So when it comes to surviving I think they believe the fish perhaps just jump onto your hook and its as easy as that NOT SO!
TRY ice fishing just once. You will see that the FISH dont JUMP onto your hook!
THESE are all real skills that WE should all have. If not ice fishing, then maybe hunting, if not hunting then maybe gardening. BUT we need some basic STUFF JUST in case! DONT WE???
We just do things a little different here on our homestead. And for those who follow us see firsthand just how multifaceted and adaptable we are. AND how useful this type of mentality is ON or OFF the grid is!
So enjoy the new video. Mr Hilder you will see is skilled not just at catching the fish, but filleting them to. He uses the right KNIFE...and the right technique. SOMETHING that is VERY valuable! So pay attention ! He teaches while he talks!