A century ago, most Americans were self-sufficient, or at least had the skills to know how to survive. Today, though, most Americans rely on McDonald’s and Walmart for their survival – and wouldn’t know how to grow a garden if their lives depended on it.
But for the few people who are willing to learn, there’s hope.
This week’s guest on Off The Grid Radio tells us not only why we need to recapture the skills of self-sufficiency but also what we should learn. His name is Caleb Warnock, the author of several books on the subject, including “The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency” and “More Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency.”
Caleb gives us a brief history of the self-reliant movement and even explains why he thinks prepping – as it is typically defined – is a bad thing.
He also tells us:
- Which skills our society needs to recapture first.
- What gardeners can do to get the most yield and become even more self-sufficient.
- Which vegetables he recommends for long-term storage.
- Why a study of World War II will dramatically change our outlook on self-reliance.
Finally, we hear the incredible story of dandelions and how the Pilgrims – yes, the Pilgrims – brought this “weed” over to the New World to eat.
We learned quite a lot during our discussion with Caleb, and we think you will, too!