In a time where "prepping" has been stigmatized as a basement full of canned food, a rack of AR-15's and a fallout shelter, with the wilderness equivalent being Rambo or "Man vs. Wild" I think it's easy to romanticize a survival situation. I think we all know it takes more than several thousand rounds of .22lr and a lifes supply of edged tools. It takes a lot of skills, supplies, and know-how. With such a plethora of "stuff" that a person just getting into it, it's easy to never consider a lot of things. So, what is something you don't think people talk about NEARLY enough when discussing a more long term/ubran survival situation (in the case of a disaster, either environmental or the less likely political)? Personally I think that nobody talks about food preservation, yeah pre-canned food are useful, and knowing how to grow food in a garden is useful, I don't think it's enough. Take tomatoes for example, if you have two dozen tomato plants that were all planted at the same time, come harvest you might have up to 200+ tomatoes (if well pruned and well watered). By the time you have used a quarter of them, the rest have gone bad (with no freezing/refrigeration). You could grow less, but that defeats the purpose of producing mass food. Simple canning is super easy and can be done with not electricity and basic equipment. All you need are the jars. Preverve those tomatoes (as well as soups, stews, ect.) and you can live off them for months without having to grow anything. This is useful for civilized life too, because it saves the freezer space used by leftover sauce, stews, soups, ect, for things that are more challenging to preserve without refrigeration like meats. I still think food and water stores are helpful, but you need to know how to replenish. What about you? What do you think is a severely underrated skill?