National Preparedness Month Daily Challenge: Day 23

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Today’s Challenge

There is an uptick of preventable injuries when emergencies happen and the injuries I’m speaking of are completely unrelated to the disaster you’re facing. The reason a lot of folks get hurt when using the tools they’ve put ahead for an emergency is that they aren’t accustomed to using those tools.

Things like chainsaws, axes, and even that big knife in your bug-out bag can turn against you if you don’t handle it carefully and comfortably.

So tonight when you’re making dinner, use your big prepper knife in the kitchen for cutting up food. (After washing it carefully of course!) If you do this regularly, you will be more comfortable with it when it’s time to use it out in the field.

You may need to sharpen your knife after using it like this. You can find a video about sharpening knives here. This is another really important skill to have and many folks have no idea how to do it.

What kind of knife do you have in your emergency supplies?

Do you have a big hunting knife in your emergency supplies? A different kind of knife? Share with us how you used it in the kitchen and whether or not you felt comfortable with it.

Here’s where to post in the forum.

Daisy Luther

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Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

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