With all the events taking place across the globe, more and more people and entire families are turning to a more self-reliant lifestyle and are living from scratch. But what does living from scratch mean exactly? In this post, you will learn exactly what living from scratch means and how you can start learning to live a more self-reliant lifestyle in the process.
What Exactly is Living from Scratch?
One definition from Merriam Websters Dictionary says “living from scratch means to earn barely enough money to live.” The definition I prefer though is from Cambridge Dictionary which states “from the beginning, without using anything that already exists”. The “from the beginning” is the part we will concentrate on.
If you are taking on a new lifestyle, like being self-reliant, where do you start? From the beginning, of course. And in the beginning, you learn new skills and ways to accomplish what you are setting out to do. That’s what this site is all about!
Basic Living From Scratch Skills
When you think of the terms “from scratch” what do you think of? Baking homemade bread? Making a meal from scratch? Those are some great examples! Below are some great “from scratch” skills you should be learning.
- Churn your own butter
- Make a rag rug
- Start a fire
- Create your own candles
- Use a clothesline
- Learn how to render and use lard
- Stock a pantry
- Learn to meal plan
- Make a budget
- Start an herb garden
- Start a vegetable garden
- Make your own cleaners
- Cook from scratch
- Preserve by canning
- Take a basic first aid class
- Learn basic survival skills
- Learn Basic Prepping Skills
Now that you have a small list of skills to start with, where do you go to learn them? Well, you can start right here at Road to Reliance! Visit Our Story to learn more about Lance and myself first. After you get to know us, you can visit the Start Here page and get started on your own journey towards the Road to Reliance.
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