Self Sufficiency For Preppers

Survival life showcases the essential skills that every Prepper should know.  Many Preppers feel that the self sufficiency lifestyle doesn’t pertain to prepping.  At first glance, this can make some sense as many Preppers stock up on store bought long term emergency food supplies.  But, what happens if the SHTF scenario last longer than your supply of food or supplies?  That’s why every Prepper should know at least some basic homesteading/self sufficiency skills. Some of the recommended skills are obvious. (I.E. First Aid) However, many listed skills are ones the average Prepper would not even think of before reading this article.   Below are a few skills that Survival life, via a guest article from homesteading.com, recommends.

Food Preservation

You’ll either want to start gardening or be forced to start gardening.  In either case food preservation is an essential skill to learn.

Growing your own food will furnish you with fruits and veggies more than you can handle. Preserve them naturally through canning so you can eat wholesomely all year long. 145 Self-Sufficiency Skills Every Prepper Should Learn | Survival Life

Also, don’t forget the handy vacuum sealer:

Your food will easily go bad if you don’t seal it properly. Learn the art of vacuum sealing so you don’t waste any. The more food preservation techniques you have up your sleeve, the better for homestead survival. 145 Self-Sufficiency Skills Every Prepper Should Learn | Survival Life

Cooking From Scratch

Because of microwaves and modern ovens many have forgot timeless methods of cooking.  For example, many Preppers nowadays don’t even know how to cook pancakes without using a mix.

Every homesteader knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A boxed mix isn’t a good way to treat breakfast royalty, so always prepare pancakes the good old-fashioned way. 145 Self-Sufficiency Skills Every Prepper Should Learn | Survival Life

And, sadly, may Preppers are unable to even use a cast iron skillet.

One signature of old-school homesteaders is cooking with a cast-iron skillet. Don’t underestimate this trusty cooking tool. There are a lot of savory recipes you can cook with it. 145 Self-Sufficiency Skills Every Prepper Should Learn | Survival Life