One of the things that Glenn Beck has really inspired me to do is think about the mandatory skills I’d like our family, particularly our offspring, to develop, to possess. Skills that promote self-sufficiency. These skills will serve us well, whether it’s to survive a natural disaster or to make it through some sort of end times scenario or even to just make it through hard personal times.
- Gardening, including saving seeds from one season to the next.
- Hunting and shooting.
- Foraging, including learning to identify wild plants.
- Survival skills such as those one might see on Man Vs Wild.
- Camping, and not camping with a tent type of stuff.
- Food storage without electricity
Basically, a lot of skills that homesteaders use + skills that really good outdoorspeople use.
I think one phrase Glenn Beck has used is to be a Sarah Connor parent…which was fitting when I heard it this last week because I just finally watched one of the Terminator movies a few weeks ago.
This type of stuff has been appealing to me for years, I really like the idea of being able to grow my own wheat, then grind it into flour and make bread with a stone oven. I’ve just never moved beyond the LIKING of the idea to actually DOING the idea. I think we’re going to incorporate skills such as these into our homeschooling.
Which is one of the funnest things about homeschooling – I get to learn them, too!!