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Rogue Preparedness: 10 Off Grid Skills You Need to Know Before SHTF

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.

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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.

 

2. Cooking without electricity – If you have no electricity and no gas, how will you be cooking or baking? How was it done long before electricity was invented? They used wood stoves, rocks, sticks, pit ovens, etc. Fire is one of the top options when it comes to cooking or baking. Make sure to have plenty of fire wood available or be ready to chop some. If you happen to have a BBQ, you can cook and bake with your BBQ. If you happen to have a fire pit, you already have a solid start to a cooking setup. What about cooking with a dutch oven and coals? Absolutely! You may even want to consider a solar oven if you live in a region with a lot of great sun. You may also want to consider using your camp stove and store extra propane (be sure to always use propane outdoors).

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.

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  • About Morgan Rogue

    Morgan lives in Texas with her husband, daughter and 2 dogs. She spends most of her time getting outdoors with her daughter, 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!