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When it comes to walking the walk, it’s hard to overlook the Amish. They have been living the same self-reliant lifestyle for a long time and pride themselves on the fact that they do not need the luxuries of the modern world to survive.
Of course, there are many modern luxuries that we all want to have as part of our life. This is what separates us from them. That and a serious work ethic that is born out of their lifestyle. The Amish can either be mocked for their hyper-simplified life or respected for their untainted minds and powerful skills.
These societies hold on to ancient knowledge that should never be forgotten. In our world today it may seem like knowledge that doesn’t go very far or seems irrelevant, but it’s far from that.
Even in our fast-paced world the push towards self-reliance still has tons of benefits. Here are 5 powerful survival skills that we have learned from the Amish.
Storing Hand Tools
The Amish do not use electricity so the management of hand tools is a big deal to them. Not only is the storage and use important but also maintenance.
How does the next generation learn the fundamentals when society has fallen? Well, homeschooling is a staple of Amish society and one that has expanded into our modern world.
Wow! Who can sew anymore?
We are clearly a spoiled society that would rather throw clothes and shoes away than sewing and repair them. that’s a powerful disconnect with the resources we use each day.
How about farming without machines?
Yes, that is how the Amish get down and they do it over hundreds of acres.
When you don’t spend time categorizing your apps and favorite YouTube videos you can catalog the plants of the wild that feed us and heal us.
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.