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Home Survival Skills and Tips That Everyone Should Know

August 22nd, 2023 | Share via:

Home Survival Skills and Tips That Everyone Should Know

The Philippines is observed to be prone to natural calamities, especially typhoons. As more rainfalls are anticipated, it’s also time to think about how the increasing incidence of natural disasters and unexpected emergencies can be possible and may happen at times when we least expect them.

With this, it is important for us to possess basic home survival skills. Being prepared for any eventuality is not only important for your family’s own safety and well-being, but also for your own sake and safety as well.

Out of the all boy scout and girl scout training that you have learned way back, here are the top home survival skills and some tips that you should learn and know – in case of extreme survival mode switches on!

Emergency Preparedness

First and foremost, creating an emergency kit is crucial. This kit should include essential items such as water, non-perishable food, a first aid kit, flashlights, batteries, and a portable radio. Having this kit readily available will help you with your chances of surviving in the event of an emergency situation.

Knowing basic first aid is also among the skills to learn as part of the emergency. You can take a first aid course or learn it by watching legitimate how-to videos online. Having knowledge of basic first aid can equip you to handle injuries and provide care until professional help arrives. Learning how to administer CPR, stop bleeding, and treat burns are just a few examples of key first-aid skills that anyone can learn.

Starting a Fire

Understanding fire safety should be a standard operating procedure in every household. If resources may permit, you can also install smoke detectors in your home, invest in fire extinguishers, and have a planned escape route even at home. These are vital steps to avoid and handle potential fires. Regularly checking the functionality of smoke detectors and reminding fire safety precautions with your family are lifesaving measures and efficient skills to learn for survival.

Using Alternative Power

In addition to securing everyone’s safety, it is also important to be prepared for power outages. Knowing how to safely use alternative power sources, such as generators or solar panels, can help you continue the necessary operations at home during an outage. Unplugging appliances and electronics during a power outage and using candles or flashlights instead may also help prevent accidents.


Another survival skill that everyone should learn is how to navigate without technology. Knowing how to use a compass, read maps, and identify landmarks can be invaluable in cases where GPS or electronic devices are unavailable in emergency situations.

Communicating Well

Learning how to communicate with loved ones and being updated real-time during emergencies is a simple skill that one should not disregard. It is imperative to have reliable means of communication established with relatives and close friends, and most importantly, with emergency services and contacts. Being aware of local emergency channels and having a portable radio or a fully charged cellphone will help you with this easy survival step. It’s best to keep yourself informed about evacuation orders or other emergency instructions in your area or community. Preparing a communication plan with family and friends will ensure everyone's safety and well-being when the going gets tough!

Desperate times call for desperate measures, but desperation with preparation can ensure you that you can survive any emergency or tough situation that may come ahead!