Do you know how to bake your own bread? Plant and grow a garden? Can your own food?
These are essential skills that our ancestors simply took for granted; you had to know how to do these things in order to survive daily life. Today, however, many of these skills might seem like a lost art from a bygone era. However, learning how to be more self-sufficient can save you a lot of money throughout the year.
Whether you want to live off the grid, start a homestead, or prepare for a long-term emergency, there are plenty of interesting and important skills that will help you be more independent. The New York Times reports that Google searches using terms like “prepper” and “survivalism” have reached all-time highs. And with global tensions as high as they are, it’s no wonder. People are increasingly feeling the need to be more prepared and in control.
Becoming more self-sufficient starts with knowledge. Let’s take a look at some of the essential life skills you need to learn.