Hand-washing laundry – When the power goes out, you can still wear clean clothing if you know how to hand-wash laundry.
Incubating/hatching eggs – This skill ensures that you have a steady supply of poultry and fresh eggs.
Knife and tool sharpening – Keep your knife and tools sharp so you can hunt and prepare materials in your homestead with ease.
Knot tying – This skill can make certain chores around your homestead much easier, such as setting up tents or securing traps.
Making a compost bin – You can make your own compost bin from free materials such as pallets and salvaged wood. You’ll need bins to correctly store compost so your backyard doesn’t smell like a dumpster.
Making a greenhouse – You’ll need a homemade greenhouse if you want to cultivate fruits and vegetables all year long.
Making your own smokehouse – If you butcher your own livestock or hunt wild game, a DIY smokehouse lets you properly preserve the meat.
Propagating plant cuttings – This skill will complement your knowledge of gardening.
Raising livestock – If you know how to take care of livestock, you can raise chickens that will give you eggs and cows that can provide milk and meat.
Re-purposing and recycling – Being creative and frugal ensure that you can find new ways to use old things around your homestead.
Seed saving – If you know how to save seeds properly, you’ll never run out of seeds for your garden.
Sewing – When SHTF, you might not be able to buy new items, which is why you need to know how to make and mend clothes.
Tanning – If you hunt game or consume livestock, you can tan animal hides to make warm winter wear.
Water filtration – Read up on the various ways to filter and purify water so your family can stay hydrated. You’ll also need water to keep your plants watered.
Winter plumbing – Before winter comes around, learn how to prevent freezing pipes and how to thaw them if they freeze.