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There is a tug on the American public. It’s a tug that we all feel. As we move further into the world of convenience and technology we move further away from the natural world and a way of living that has followed us since the beginning.
To fortify that connection, people are taking a good look at self-sufficiency, through the lens of things like homesteading or urban gardening. This is a very interesting move, because it proves that we are attached to the idea of self-sufficiency and we fell the inherent risk of technological dependency.
Produce More of your Own Food
While many think that the answer to a self-sufficient lifestyle is growing and raising and slaughtering all your food in your backyard. For most Americans, this is just not possible. However, the goal of growing more food than you are currently is an excellent target to achieve!
Think about planting a single peach tree or an apple tree. You don’t need an orchard.
Learn to Prepare Dough
Maybe something you wouldn’t expect to see in this article, dough is very important. Why? Even in an age where gluten is a villain, dough is still important. Dough means bread, pizza, sweets, dumplings, pasta, and other types of noodles. Imagine a world where you make all of the above from a base of flour.
Not only is this fun but it changes how you look at the world. Pizza no longer becomes a phone call or a pickup. Its something you can do in your own kitchen.
Better Understand the Natural World
You don’t have to spend all of your time in the woods. You don’t have to know every edible plant around your home.
Go to the library and take out a few field guides. Maybe take out a volume on trees. Get to know the natural world around you.
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.