When I use the term “survival skills,” most people think of classic skills like making fire, purifying water, building shelter, first aid treatment, and so forth. Few people think of unarmed combat as a survival skill. But if you think about it, unarmed combat is one of the most important skills, especial in urban areas.
During most crises, there are criminals who take advantage of the lack of law enforcement by looting houses and business mugging anyone who looks well-to-do. There are also people who were unprepared and become so desperate for supplies that they end up joining those criminals. Considering that, I think it’s worth taking some time to learn and practice hand-to-hand combat.
This article from The Prepper Journal goes over some of the basics of unarmed combat. The author writes, “In an ideal world when a SHTF scenario takes place you’d be wearing your bullet proof vest and have immediate access to your hand gun and assault rifle. Unfortunately this may not be the case because of several factors. The laws in your country might prohibit you from carrying any weapons or the place you are attending might not allow you to carry weapons, such as universities and hospitals. So how do you defend yourself using unarmed combat skills if you get stuck in such an unpleasant situation?” Follow the link below to keep reading.