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There are many different skills you will need to be self-sufficient and ready to homestead. If you’re don’t own that perfect piece of land yet, there is still time to start honing your skills in areas that will be advantageous when you finally get off the grid (or as close to it as we can!).
This article from Reformation Acres goes through 30 valuable skills that you can practice and perfect in the meantime. Don’t let time get the best of you, start now so you are ready when the time comes. My personal favorite suggestions are to learn to mill whole grains, bake bread and make homemade yogurt as well as making homemade soaps and home remedies. This is great advice!
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.