We can think of a few skills offhand we know would be of tremendous use for someone wanting to be more self-sufficient in life: sewing, perhaps, or gardening, or canning at home. But for the slightly more adventurous DIY-er, there's always this hobby/skill recommendations list from New York Magazine:
In an ode to the resurgence of the Urban Woodsman ("Dresses like Bunyan, acts like Thoreau, works in marketing...the plaid-clad male archetype"), New York Magazine put together their own primer on the necessary skills plus classes for the serious self-sufficient man or woman:
- Butchering Not for vegetarians, obviously.
- Animal Tracking
- Ice Climbing
- Winter Camping
What do you think about these recommendations? Would you do any of them?
On a related note, what skills would YOU recommend a person learn if they want to become more self-sufficient?
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(Image: 3rd Ward for New York Magazine)