50 things everyone should know how to do. You could call these vintage skills, pioneer skills or just plain skills. It all comes down to learning skills to teach the next generation. Some of these are practical skills, many are must learn skills, and others are fun skills. I would love to make this list 100 skills with your comments, so let’s get started.
Some of the ideas I have listed we all do and some are a little harder to master for some people, including me and my husband. I really believe we will need all of these skills and much more, but this is a great start. I bet some of you took sewing classes in Home Economics and woodworking in a shop class, and so on.
Keep in mind, we won’t learn these skills overnight, we will have to take the time to learn them. Some we’ll be eager to learn and others we may never be interested in at all. I get it.
50 Things Everyone Should Know
1. Gardening Skills
Based on your location and your climate.
Remember, GMO seeds can’t be used the next year after they are harvested, they will not reproduce. Buy only Heirloom, Organic Non-GMO seeds, you’ll be glad you did.
3. Organic Pest Control
Learn how to get rid of insects in your garden without pesticides.
4. Canning Food
I’m a Master Canner, Preserver and the only book I recommend you use is this one when canning and preserving food: USDA Canning Book
5. Dehydrate Your Food
6. How To Compost
7. Make Play Dough
Easy Play Dough by Linda
8. Learn How to Tie Knots
10. Change a Tire and Change the Oil
11. How to Hunt Wild Game and Dress it Out
12. Learn how to Fish
13. Learn how to Clean and Cook Fish
14. Learn how to Sew and Quilt
15. How to Wash Clothes Without Electricity
Here are a few suggestions I have: Washing Clothes by Linda
16. How to use a Clothesline
18. How to Bake/Cook Without Power
19. How to Knit or Crochet
20. Grind your Own Wheat
21. Make your own Natural Healing Salves
22. Prepare your Homestead for Blizzards
23. Prepare your Home for Tornadoes
24. Stock Your Pantry
25. Grow Herbs and Preserve Them
26. Cook With Cast Iron
29. Learn how to Purify Water
30. Learn basic Carpentry Skills
Buy a few non-electric tools in case the power goes out for weeks or months.
31. Learn how to use Alternative Power Sources
32. Live Below Your Means-Pay off all Debt
33. Prepare an Emergency Binder
34. Make Bags To Survive for 72 hours
35. Learn about Emergency Fuel
36. How to make Pancakes and Other Meals from Scratch
37. Learn basic first aid skills, CPR, EMT, or Paramedic classes
38. Have a First Aid Book in your Home-Car
40. Know how to use Honey for Health Benefits
41. Learn how to Start a Fire
42. Grow Potatoes
Learn how to grow potatoes in pots or in the ground, buy organic and you will always have some potatoes to eat. I love digging for potatoes. They are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. Growing Potatoes by Linda
44. Eat Dinner Together as a Family-Teach Manners
45. Play Board Games with all Electronics Turned Off
46. Learn to Cook using Solar Power
47. Buy old Cookbooks from Thrift Stores
48. Learn How to Store Water for Emergencies
49. Learn How to Store Food for Emergencies
50. Save your Rainwater, if your State Allows It
Here’s the deal, whether you have a farm, home, apartment or a homestead these are 50 things at the very minimum we need to teach our families. Thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world, Linda