Being self-reliant comes in many different shapes and forms. People have different ideas of what it takes to be self-reliant. Where you live really doesn’t matter when it comes to working toward being self-reliant. The different skills you learn now may be needed during another time in your life.
Looking back on our life as a married couple we have come a very long way to being self-reliant. We are still learn new skills to utilize and share.
Don’t be stingy after learning a skill. Offer to share and teach a class to your friends or even a group of people you don’t know. I am very grateful to a woman who took the time and offered to show me how to can salmon many years ago. Teaching me that skill helped me feed my family many meals over the years.
Here is a list of skills for you to choose and learn from. Start slowly and continue to build and learn as the years go by. Remember to always give back in return.
Cooking from Scratch
Pressure Canning/Water Bath canning
Cooking Over an Open Fire
Rendering cooking fat
Soap Making/Laundry detergent
Drying Clothes on the Line/Inside or Outside
Grow own Wheat
This list should get you started on a new journey toward becoming more self-reliant. Good Luck in your journey. ENJOY!
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