When people talk about off grid, it can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. When I refer to off grid, I’m referring to when there’s no electricity, no running water, no natural gas; no modern conveniences.
Here are the top 10 off grid skills that everyone needs to learn before any type of emergency, disaster or extreme SHTF situation.
1. Laundry – Even in a SHTF situation, we still need to keep up with hygiene which means washing our clothes. Many of us rely on a washing machine and dryer to do all the work, but when electricity fails, at the very least, how will you do the laundry? You can get a washboard and go down to your local stream, if that’s available to you, and dry them on a clothes line. You can wash them in buckets and dry them on a clothes line. You can even get something like this non-electric mini washing machine. Whatever you choose, make sure you understand how to go about the process at least once or twice long before SHTF.
3. Sewing – Let’s face it, how many people do you know that know how to sew? Or better yet, know how to sew by hand? There are still sewing machines that don’t use electricity and you’re welcome to invest in one if that’s something you feel you’ll need. Having a sewing machine will definitely make life a lot easier. However, knowing how to sew by hand is a valuable skill. This skill can extend to sewing leather items which is invaluable as you can make so many goods with leather. Sewing will allow you to not only fix clothes, but also make clothes.
Morgan lives in Texas with her husband, daughters and 2 dogs. She spends most of her time getting outdoors with her daughters, prepping for emergencies and disasters and teaching others how to be prepared. She also enjoys archery, hunting, fishing, firearms, hiking, camping, HAM, Jeeps and generally getting out and exploring life through epic adventures! View all posts by Morgan Rogue
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