Skill Building: Preparing to Thrive
There’s an old saying that the more skills you have the less gear you need and today’s post from The Prepper Journal, is all about skill building for preppers. Taken to extreme, if the TV shows are to be believed, with the right knowledge you could survive with nothing but that and your bare hands – just.
I’m betting your’re not an extreme survivalist and neither am I. Still, if we are going to survive a grid down situation, we are going to need more than gadgets. We’re going to need skills as well. Of course I’m sure many of you already knew that, but I’ve learned in my prepping life not to be smug and think I know it all. That’s why it’s important to read The Prepper Journal’s entire post. Because I found something I hadn’t thought of – gender reversal.
“As a fellow prepper, I encourage everyone to pick up new skills or expand upon existing ones, andbreak out of gender molds. If you’re a man, although it might seem like “women’s work,” you may be surprised at how rewarding it is hearing your sourdough bread’s crust “sing” when you take it from the oven, or at how much your friends appreciate getting your homemade soap (future customers when the SHTF.) If you’re a woman, and power tools frighten you, find someone willing to show you how and try a beginner’s project, like a birdhouse or a Leopold bench. Soon you’ll be amazed to find yourself with the confidence to take care of things on that “honey do list” instead of nagging the old man!”
Knowing how to do “each others jobs” will also come in handy should one become injured or ill. Something to think about.
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