1. Clothing (or strings to make clothing)
2. Shoes (this could be considered clothing, i know, yet to me somehow feels different)
3. Sleeping quarters (pillow, bed, etc.)
5. Food (and water)
6. Fire (light, heat)
7. Eating and cooking utensils
8. Tools (archery, woodworking,oh boy)
10. Furniture (tables, chairs, workbench, etc.)
I'm not going to be too stiff about this, it's a lifelong goal, and i'll build up to it over time, but it gives me one more thing in life to look forward too, and is an absolute joy to accomplish any part of, no matter how small. When one thing is accomplished it empowers you to move on to th' next. In our quest for new skills, we have met many fascinating and inspiring folk, and have begun to understand freedom in new and exciting ways. For me, it has helped me to re-asses my values, and how my time is spent, helped me to see what's really important in my life, and spend more time in those areas.
We'll put up related posts as we get time, slowly perhaps, but steadily- we've already written a bit about foraging, and not having much garden space, that has been a tremendously freeing experience.
So, we encourage you to take up this challenge yourself- It may just change your life for good. Don't be overwhelmed, just start with one thing, and go from there. Everything you do will prepare you for the next. Post comments and let us know what you're working on, ideas, etc. We'd love to hear from you. Start your own blog chronicling your experiences, and then post a link in th' comments section, so we can all share ideas. Let's see what kind of future we can build for our children.
|soap dish, spoon blank, and tin can that i pretend is a carving knife|