Self-Reliance

Preparedness Skills that You Need to Know

During a crisis, people often say things like, “who could have ever seen this coming?”

The answer to that is every single
generation prior to about 50 years ago. What was once a way of life slowly
turned into something to mock as people stopped thinking about being prepared for
hard times and got lost in an imaginary world of techno bullshit, woke culture,
delusion and the false assumption that some magical fairytale government would
be there to hold your hand when things got bad.

Disasters and crises have a way of waking
people up real quick; unfortunately, the slap in the face often comes at a
great expense to those who continuously ignored the realities of the world we
live in.

We live in a world where we have more
access to information than any other time in recorded history, yet people are
less prepared than ever. Skills that were once common knowledge have been lost,
and without YouTube, most of America can’t even figure out how to plunge a toilet
without watching a video.

Over the last couple of decades, the
world has seen an unprecedented spike in technology and access to learning.
Unfortunately, we’ve also seen a growing number of people who have used this
technology to tune out and lose their ability to be self-reliant.

Skills that were once part of our
culture, ones that helped us survive, have been largely forgotten; replaced by
a generation of dependent people that can’t even balance a checkbook, cook a
meal, or change a flat tire. Although we have more access to information than
ever, the skills of our forefathers have been replaced by useless skills like texting,
swiping right and seeing how many likes we can get on Facebook.

The skills that have been used by
past generations to build new worlds, care for their families, and make a
living, have been replaced with useless knowledge, self-gratification, and a
dependency on the government for just about everything.

I’m all for using technology to better yourself – without it, this site wouldn’t exist – but people need to get back to the basics and learn the skills they need to survive. If not, we are in real danger of losing our ability to survive and thrive.

Forgotten Skills that everyone should know!

Cooking Skills: The ability to cook a meal from scratch.

Cooking from Scratch

Learning how to cook from scratch,
with basic ingredients that don’t get poured out of a can, is one of the most
important self-reliant skills you can have. If you’re serious about
preparedness, especially if you’re in the process of getting started with
emergency food storage, learning how to cook from scratch is something you cannot
afford to ignore

Resources
for learning how to cook:

Top
books for learning how to cook:

Hunting, Fishing and Growing your own Food

Not being able to find food during a disaster really makes you realize how dependent we are on an incredibly fragile system. Learning these basic skills is something that has never been more essential.

Resources for learning how to ensure you have food:

Top books:

Healthcare Skills: The ability to care for yourself and your family without a doctor.

First Aid

These days’ people seem to go to the
doctor for every little thing that’s wrong. A stuffed up nose; head to the
doctor. Stubbed your toe; trip to the emergency room. Have a headache; time for
some high power painkillers.

Unfortunately, our society has become
dependent on doctors, high-power medications, and trips to the local pharmacy.
But a couple of generations ago, most people knew how to take care of
themselves; they knew how to get better without rushing out to the doctor or
pumping themselves full of drugs that often create more side effects than the
actual condition.

Medical
skills that everyone should know:

Medical
books everyone should read:

Mental Skills: The ability to control your emotions.

Tai Chi

I’m sorry to say it, but we’ve
become a nation of wimps.

Over 70 million Americans are now taking at least one mind-altering medication to control their emotions. While some of these problems are indeed very serious, something that I’m not trying to make light of, I believe most of these so-called problems come from a culture of dependency, and a society that likes to take the easy way out.

Resources
for becoming mentally strong, without pharmaceutical drugs.

Books
that can help build mental strength, and help with fear and anxiety:

Preparedness Skills: The ability to respond to tough times, disasters and crisis.

Prepper

Prepping is nothing new;
unfortunately, today’s society sees it as some sort of sideshow attraction,
performed by tin-foil hat wearing, Doomsday Preppers who are waiting in their
bunker for the end of the world to come. Although the mainstream media has
helped feed that stereotype, nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact,
a couple of generations ago it wasn’t called prepping; it was just a way of
life.

Past generations understood the need
to prepare; the need to save; the need to be ready for the rough times.

Preparedness
Resources: Preparing for disasters, crisis, and threats.

Preparedness
Related Books: Pretty much everything you need to know about Prepping

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