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If you woke up one morning and you had no one to rely on but yourself, could you do it? Could you be entirely self-sufficient, with food, shelter, and other necessities? It is easy to take things for granted when they are so easily come by-a drive to the supermarket can solve so many problems. This convenience can be great in that it allows time for other things, but there could come a time when we don’t have this option.
It’s important to learn to be as self-sufficient as possible before we are forced into this sort of situation. On The Real Farmhouse, there is a list of 50 ways to be more self-sufficient in one hour. The list ranges from simple actions like preparing a meal from scratch to tutorials on how to make your own natural cleaner. I particularly enjoyed the information on foraging-this is particularly useful in the event that you run out of food!
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.