Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts
Herbal Momma, aka, Kristine Farley loves everything herbal, but has an infinity for all domestic and home arts.
This blog is a journal of family and domestic art activities that will be published in her forthcoming book,
Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts.

October 18, 2010

Do You Have the Skills to Survive A Depression

Ecomonic times are interesting these days.  Everyone is trying to stretch a dollar, but do we have the skills to really do so?
I saw this post at The Survival Mom .  Our family members each answered the questions and we made a plan to teach each other and learn the skills we were missing.

Maybe your family would like to see how prepared you are too? 

By Lisa Todd
Answer yes or no to the following questions:

Easy skills level: 

  1. Do you know how to sew on a button?
  2. Do you know how to use an oil lamp?
  3. Do you know how to boil an egg?
  4. Do you know how to ride a bike?
  5. Do you know how to keep houseplants alive?
 If you answered yes to all 5 move on to the next level.

Medium skills level:

  1. Do you know how to cut up a whole chicken?
  2. Do you know how to hem or fix a rip in clothing?
  3. Do you have a stocked first aid kit in your home?
  4. Do you know how to build and maintain a fire?
  5. Do you know how to cook and season dried beans?
If you answered yes to any of the 5, move on to the next level.

Hard skills level:

  1. Do you know how to grown your own vegetables?
  2. Do you know how to use a pattern and sew your own clothes?
  3. Do you know how to can fruits and vegetables?
  4. Do you know how to start a fire without matches?
  5. Do you know how to raise chickens?
  6. Do you have a fully prepared emergency kit in your home?
  7. Do you own and know how to use a gun?
  8. Do you or does someone in the home know how to fish and hunt?
  9. Do you have a well-stocked pantry?
  10. Do you know how to make a quilt?
  11. Do you know how to bake bread from scratch?
  12. Do you know CPR and basic first aid skills?
  13. Do you have the physical ability to ride a bike?
  14. Do you know how to purify water for drinking?
  15. Do you know how to cook in a dutch oven with charcoal?
 If you answered yes to all in this level, congratulations!  You will survive.  If you passed the easy and medium levels but failed the hard level not to worry.  You are teachable.  A Boy Scout learns 99% of these skills!
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~Let us know how you did and what things we might be able to help you with.

4 comments:

emily :) said...

These would make excellent RS meetings! :) Love these!

Kristine said...

Yes, they sure would!

Deborah Jean said...

Great post! I've got some work to do in the Med and Hard levels... Maybe my boy scout and Man Scout can teach me! We actually purchased a dutch oven from Lodge this summer but haven't tried it out yet!

There's a great thread on Mary Jane's Farm Farmgirl chatroom called " How do you cut corners" that's good too!
Happy homemaking!
Deb

Kristine said...

I'll check that out. Thanks Deb!