Technological advancements have led us to almost the extent of extinction. On the way of development, we actually had forgotten the basics of survival. With all the luxuries available within a click away, we can’t even think of surviving without such luxuries and amenities. But just think about those days, when there were no cooling appliances available, not even the proper arrangement of fire to cook food, the natural calamities appearing almost every year, how the people of those time was keeping themselves alive. Our ancestors, forefathers, what the ideas they were opting to themselves along with their families healthy and happy. There were even no means of transportation, people had to walk for long to get the desired or you can say the basic necessities for being alive. The Book was written by Claude Davis, The Lost Ways is actually about the story of survival 150 years ago but still able to teach lessons to us.
Our forefathers were not as scientifically sound as we are but they were quite ahead of us. Without having enough facilities, they were able to take care of their families at the time of medical emergency, drought, thunder stroke etc. Below are few things we can still learn and follow to avoid the consequences of several natural as well as manmade disasters:
- Building subterranean roundhouse, underground houses to save you and your loved ones from the deadly storm which are able to accommodate approximately 3 to 4 families easily.
- Creation of Root cellar for storing rooted vegetable for a longer time.
- How to preserve clean water for years by following ancestors way
- How to continue hunting without enough ammunition
It’s quite surprising and interesting to know that how our forefathers were technically sound without the much scientific knowledge and that not we, they were had done or showed to do the things and we are only consuming them. The book The Lost Ways actually is not written by the experts but is a compilation of facts shared by few experts from our grandparent’s generation. The book reveals that we should preserve the methods used by our previous generations and should always be thankful to them for showing us the art of survival in bad days. Going through this book one can easily escape the catastrophe by following the proven facts used by our forefathers for survival.