Survival skills are not only needed in emergency situations. If you want to be self- reliant at any time at all, there are basic skills that you need to be familiar with. In the Amish lifestyle, these skills are used on a daily basis. Here are 6 of these survival skills that you should probably consider learning too.
Being able to identify plants is necessary. There is a plant for almost everything. Plants for healing, body care, nutrition and even warding off pests and termites. But some plants are also poisonous. So it will be of great advantage if you are able to identify plants and use them appropriately.
Being able to make your own clothes and other household items like bedding is not only necessary in the case of an emergency. It can save you a lot of money in your everyday life. And you can also mend and repurpose pieces that you don’t want to be done away with.
Modern farmers have become very dependent on the grid with their farms. While it is convenient and can speed up some processes, knowing how to get the same results without electricity is necessary. If the situation comes about where you have to do without electricity, it would be an advantage knowing how to farm without electricity.
Building A Shelter
Not all Amish people are in the field of construction. But a lot of them are. At least, most Amish males know how to raise a barn. And having some form of building construction skills is an advantage. You can use your skills to repair your home, make extensions, build from scratch, or even help a neighbor.
Food can go bad very quickly. Refrigerators and freezers do keep them longer. But knowing frugal preservation methods like canning and drying can help to give you food security if you need to keep your food for long periods without these appliances.
Well… The Amish aren’t always without power. Contrary to what most people believe, some Amish do use power for some machinery. Especially essential ones for farming. In this case, they use nature as the source of energy. So you will find some Amish using wind and solar energy to power machinery. Still, they are not dependent on the grid.