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Practical Skills

By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog

Most professional worker skills today are hinged with our modern day way of life. The majority of people in the United States generally work in services rather than manufacturing / hands-on.

Preparedness for the ‘here and now’
Preparedness for the potential ‘after’

Having practical skills are beneficial for the now and potentially the ‘after’. ‘After’ meaning a time of post-collapse, a depression era perhaps.

Continue reading at Modern Survival Blog: Practical Skills for Hands On and Preparedness Viability

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This article first appeared at Modern Survival Blog

By Ken Jorgustin

Here is a list of practical skills that people knew ‘back in the day’, that the majority of the population do not possess today.

This (and your comments) might help preppers in an area they didn’t think of…


 
While there certainly are people today who posses these skills, I wonder how fewer there may be than days gone by. Many years ago, life (and our jobs) required that we posses more hands-on and practical skills than required of us today.

It seems to me that for decades now – far fewer kids are being taught the practical skills which would better help them make it on their own in a more self-reliant way than today. We have evolved into a modern and dependent society – one which would be in deep doo-doo if the SHTF, or TEOTWAWKI.

This list could be endless, given enough time to think about it – but I’ve noted some practical skills which crossed my mind as I wrote this.

 
Woodworking
Metalwork
Hand tools (versus powered/electric)
Carpentry
Drafting
Cooking
Home Economics
How to build basic things
Basic math skills (by hand or ‘in your head’)
Knitting, Crocheting
Sewing (by hand, and non-electronic machine)
Making clothes
Gardening (and it’s many sub-categories of skills)
Composting
Fence building
Fishing
Forestry
Pottery, sculpture
Making bread from scratch
Make your own soap
Primitive fire making
Raising chickens for eggs and meat
Foraging
Archery
Backpacking
Camping
Shooting, marksmanship
Canning, food preservation
Budgeting, staying out of debt
Knot tying
Car, engine mechanics
Gunsmith
Blacksmith
Textile
Welding
Hunting
Trapping
Map reading, pathfinding
Cobbling
Leatherwork
Entrepreneurship, inventing
Reloading
Washing clothes by hand
Stay at home mom
Adapting, making the most of what you have
Food pantry storage
Verbal communication skills
Raising farm animals
Dehydrate fruits and veggies (without electricity)
Greenhouse
Handyman
Tree-cutting, firewood

Continue reading the list here at Modern Survival Blog: Practical Skills That People Once Knew