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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Do you have the skills to survive a depression?

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

Easy skills level: 

  1. Do you know how to sew on a button?survival mom feature prepared 300x126 Do you have the skills to 
survive a depression?
  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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