Category Archives: Skills

Information regarding any useful skills learned or practiced

Battery Backup System

These days we rely on so many small gadgets such as phones, radios, LED torches. I heard a podcast presentation with Steve Harris at www.batter1234.com. I thought I knew all about electricity and energy. But I learned quite a few … Continue reading

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Food Storage

As we start to store more food I have noticed I am losing track of what we have. A good skill to have is some basic inventory/accounting of food stores to : * prevent wastage and spoilage * ensure adequate … Continue reading

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Welding

A very useful skill on any farm is being able to weld in order to make simple repairs and fabricate tools. I am keen to learn to be a somewhat competent stick welder. January 2013 So far I have tooled … Continue reading

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Soap Making

We are interested in soap making as a useful skill to manufacture something we currently take for granted and can buy very cheaply. Since we have wood heating we have been building up a bit of a stockpile of wood … Continue reading

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