These are extremely serious times, and serious times require serious solutions. While we watch the world unravel a little bit more each day, we can still do everything in our power to ensure that our little world is as safe and prepared as possible. The reason I am writing this is preparing is daunting, however we must push ourselves to learn new skills. I couldn’t grow weeds in manure but my wife could grow orchids in concrete, however after a lot of reading and planning, my first batch of tomatoes was a huge success (the next years wasn’t).
Our forefathers forgot more than our generation will ever know about self-sufficiency. They knew how to can and preserve the fruits of their garden and orchards, they could fix things, sew, cook, build, make their own soap and on and on.
The biggest problem we all have is fear, fear that our undertaking won’t succeed, fear that we don’t have “what it takes” to learn or do something. The simple fact is if the desire or will is there, almost anybody can learn to do almost anything. I personally would rather be a little good at a lot of things than great at just one, but that’s just me. Try soap making, canning, cooking, welding, woodworking, sewing or whatever you have always wanted to do, but thought you didn’t have what it takes. It may not turn out great the first time, but practice does make perfect.
While the other half of the world is wondering what the vacuous Kim Kardashian is up to, you can be learning a new skill. The internet is a gold mine of information, so start building your resource library.
With that in mind, I am going to reprint an article on a homemade rowmaker and “How to Weld” . While it isn’t for everyone, it is for those that want to learn, but don’t know how, and in the coming months, having a skill like welding will be worth its weight in gold.
BTW, my daughters can weld and build furniture, it’s not a gender “thing”.