If you are a homesteader, you need to invest time and effort in learning to do quite a few things that you may never have imagined yourself doing. In addition to taking care of livestock, growing food, and hunting for food, you also need to take care of many repairs around the house. When you have a piece of property, large or small, things are going to go wrong. You will eventually need to have repairs.
People are not born as a jack of all trades who know how to fix everything. It is accumulated knowledge, and everyone needs to start accumulating that knowledge at some point. You might as well start now. Fortunately, you have quite a few options when it comes to learning today.
Talk with friends and neighbors about some of the things that you might want to learn and that they know. Maybe one of your neighbors knows how to work on cars. You can ask if they will teach you a few things the next time they are working on a car. Someone else might know how to replace tile on a roof or how to fix the fence so the racoons will stop getting into the yard. In addition, you can find plenty of videos on YouTube, as well as good old-fashioned books that can provide you with the knowledge you need.
Keep in mind that you shouldn’t just keep your learning limited to DIY repairs. As a homesteader, the more you know how to do the better off you will be. Learn to make your own soap, learn to make candles, learn to hunt and fish, and more. In addition to learning the theory behind all these things, it is important to put it into practice so you actually know how to do it.
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