Today I want to challenge you to learn something new. And I don’t mean just book learning, I mean actually pick up a skill. I think you should make a point to pick up at least two new skills this year.
Here are a few ideas to get you started.
The obvious one. But one we can always improve. If you don’t have a garden this year, start one.
If you have one, expand it, or try new things. Maybe you have never started seeds before, or maybe you want to try to grow something that maybe shouldn’t grow in your neck of the woods.
In any case, try something new here!
I’m clearly a bit biased here, but I think beekeeping is a pretty cool hobby, and I think it’s one with a number of preparedness benefits overall.
First, you get good pollination. You can get this from other pollinators too, like Mason Bees, but there are other benefits as well.
Hive products, such as honey and wax, are a huge benefit in every day life, let alone in any sort of situation where you’d need to leverage your preps. Some hive products you may have never heard of, such as Propolis, have massive benefits as well.
This may sound funny, but I think most people should have a basic grasp of general construction concepts. I don’t mean the ability to build a big building or a shed, but being able to knock together some basic (albeit rickety) structures can come in handy.
Need I say more? Knowing how to can, smoke, dehydrate, ferment, or otherwise preserve food is something everyone should know how to do. If you don’t, put this on your list!
Basic Medical Skills
Maybe an advanced CPR or first aid class, maybe something a little bit more comprehensive. Up to you.
If you already have the basics covered, maybe find a tactical medical course, or something a little more aggressive.