This evening I was quilting and started thinking about our conversations and the various skills I have taught myself over the years that would be helpful in a pending doom situation. I can make quilts and I quilt by hand. I can knit and crochet and I have knitted sweaters, hats, socks, mittens, scarves and bags. I can sew with a sewing machine and by hand. I can cook and bake from scratch. I can bake bread. I can cook over hot coals if need be. I can cook using my grill as a "stove". I can can foods. I make a great jam and canned pickles and other foods. I can re-purpose items. I can garden and grow all sorts of produce including fruit.
I never took home economics in school so many of these skills were learned as an adult.
There are a few skills though that I would like to learn how to do.
I want to learn how to shoot a gun. A handgun and a shotgun or rifle. I think this is an important skill.
I want to take a refresher course in first aid.
I want to learn how to identify and use edible plants in the wild.
We own a few books that also help us with other skills that we don't necessarily need to learn now but to be able to do if needed.
My husband has a pretty wide skill set for PD as well. He can fix just about anything. He can build simple structures. He can cut firewood, create a good fire, and he knows how to shoot a gun.
We also have the Army Survival Manual.
What other skills do you think I need?