Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Goals for Knowledge

This a list of things I want to learn. Some of them may never be useful and many of them will be. I am trying to challenge myself to constantly increase my knowledge and skills... having this list just gives me a way to keep that movement going! Some of them are things I already know but want to expand my abilities and knowledge of, some are brand new to me. I plan to tackle one at a time until I know all fo these! It could be a lifetime of learning....



  • Herb Gardening
  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Harvesting and saving seeds
  • Drying and preserving herbs
  • Growing Mushrooms
  • Wild plant recognition/ harvesting
  • Composting
  • Fruit tree growing/ pruning/ harvesting
  • Berry growing, etc
  • Growing, harvesting and processing wheat 
  • Processing acorns into flour
  • Filtering water, making filter/ rain barrel
  • Setting up a hand pump for a well
  • Canning
  • Dehydrating foods
  • Dehydrating without electricity
  • Refrigeration without a refrigerator
  • Breadmaking
  • Baking without an oven
  • cheese making
  • waxing cheese
  • butchering and processing meat animals
  • Cooking over a fire
  • Dutch oven cooking
  • Cooking with and caring for cast iron
  • Pit cooking/ bean hole cooking
  • Meat preservation
  • Making traps and snares
  • Trapping and snaring animals
  • Tanning hides and leather making
  • Archery
  • Making bows and arrows
  • Hunting and tracking
  • Shooting/ gun skills
  • Knot tying
  • Fishing
  • Bee keeping
  • Fire starting without matches or lighter
  • Building a correct fire for cooking and heating
  • Wood chopping and seasoning
  • Making rope and cord
  • Soap making
  • Candle making
  • Crochet
  • Knitting
  • Sewing clothing
  • Drafting patterns for clothing
  • Shoe repair and construction
  • solar power skills
  • how to build a generator
  • how to siphon gas
  • compass skills
  • how to navigate without a compass
  • how to sharpen knives and scissors
  • self defense
  • Ham radio operation
  • small engine repair/ car repair basics
  • basic electrical wiring
  • Basic carpentry
  • doing laundry without electricity
  • washing dishes without electricity/ running water
  • building an outhouse/ sanitation
  • how to barter
  • Basic Animal husbandry (cows, chickens, goats, rabbits, pigs, horses)
  • Milking goats and cows
  • Herbal remedies
  • Basic first aid
  • CPR



What are some things that you want to learn????

1 comment:

boliyou (I {heart} Rhody) said...

A great collection of knowledge! Many of those are things I'd like to learn, too!