The One Skill That Will Help During ANY Crisis: Self-Reliance

The One Skill That Will Help During ANY Crisis: Self-Reliance by SARA TIPTON for Ready Nutrition

In the past several years, my family has been taking as many steps forward as possible when it comes to self-reliance. This is the one skill that will come in handy in every single imaginable crisis.

In the past several years, my family has been taking as many steps forward as possible when it comes to self-reliance. This is the one skill that will come in handy in every single imaginable crisis.

Other than not having an existence on this planet anymore, knowing how to rely on yourself and your skills will take you far when something goes wrong.  Learning, researching, and reading are all great ways to boost your knowledge about self-reliance, but I’ve found that the only way to improve, is to just do it. Jump in with two feet!

All of our properties, homes, climates, and family structures are different, so there is no one size fits all plan that I could give you and everyone would have immediate success with. Unfortunately, trial and error are how we became more self-reliant. Our first garden on this property was an abject failure.  I mean that with love and gratitude, however, because we learned what we had done wrong and how to correct it for future plantings. Our second garden was almost ruined because of a late frost in mid-June, however, once again, we were were grateful for that experience because we were able to scrounge up parts and build an almost free greenhouse from items we already had on hand. (It’s a collapsed horse shelter that didn’t survive the first snow here. We salvaged the metal and turned it into a greenhouse since we do not have horses.)

We took a chance with ducklings too. Not only were they a $2.50 impulse buy as pets for the kids, we knew literally nothing about when kind of care they needed.  We got a heat lamp, some wood shavings, and poultry waterer and started from there. Here is an article on how we began caring for ducks.

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