This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com
Being prepared and becoming self-sufficient is not all about buying emergency supplies. Learning survival and self-sufficiency skills is a big aspect of the preparedness mindset. Learning a few practical skills will also help you save money by doing things yourself.
Here are 8 skills you can learn on weekends:
Plant a garden
Even if you only have a small balcony, you can grow a few herbs. Sign up for free tickets for the Grow Your Own Food Workshop. You’ll get a Grow Your Own Food Quick Start Guide and Planning Calculator just for signing up.
Learn to use a gun safely
Check out your local gun range for gun safety courses. I am seeing some spring classes in our neighborhood that don’t cost much to join.
Employers and local businesses often offer a free class or two teaching defensive moves an average person can do in case of attack.
Learn to bake from scratch
I previously took clothes to the tailor for sewing needs, now I can sew buttons, shorten or lengthen hems, repair a tear, etc.
Change a tire
Knowing how to change a tire by yourself is a skill that can come in handy in your daily commute.
Read a map
Start a fire without matches
There are various of ways to start a fire without matches – just pick a method and practice!
Learning a few skills has shown me how much we take for granted and rely on others to do basic activities. This list is by no means complete-these are just a few ideas to get started. Find something that captures your attention. Another benefit is you might find that it’s fun!
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