Homesteaders are always improving and learning new skills. Improving homesteading skills is most important as you continue on your homesteading journey. There are so many new things you will both want and need to learn. Some of these skills will come naturally for some. Other skills take time to learn. They may even involve more resources and effort or even money. However, regardless of what skills you choose or need to learn, improving homesteading skills will always come in handy.
Improving Homesteading Skills: How To Do It
3 Types of Skills
There are 3 types of skills; beginning, intermediate, and advanced. You don’t have to learn all of them. Some may not even pertain to what you need, some will. If you are new, start at the beginning. Pick a few of the beginner skills and start finding resources to learn them. Once you accomplish these, move on to the intermediate goals and so on. In this way, you constantly are improving homesteading skills.
Beginner Homesteading Skills
These are the simplest homesteading skills. They are the ones that take the least amount of time and effort. They are common skills that many people already use within their homes already. It’s okay if there are things on this list you don’t yet know how to do, just pick one or two and start learning them. Once you are proficient. move on to the next one.
Would you like a printable list of beginner homesteading skills? Download the free Homesteader Skills and Resources PDF Workbook below and check off each skill as you learn it!
Beginner Homesteading Skills:
- Baking Bread
- Using a clothesline
- Making your own laundry soap
- Mixing your own cleaning products
- Making firestarters
These are only a few beginning skills. Download the free Skills and Resources PDF workbook to see more. I have also included resources (current as of August 2018) for you to learn these skills from.
Intermediate Homesteading Skills
These are the next set of skills to learn when improving homesteading skills. They take a little more effort or work. Some of these skills might require more time and resources too. Again, learn one or two at a time. Some of these may not be the types of skills you will need. Everyone’s needs and wants are different depending on your unique situation. Pick the skills that are right for you.
Download the free Homesteading Skills and Resources PDF Workbook below for a free printable checklist you can work through as you go.
- Using a Rototiller
- Making Candles
- Collecting Rainwater
Again, these are just a sampling available when learning intermediate skills. Download the free Homesteading Skills and Resources PDF Workbook to see a more detailed list. This list of resources is current as of August 2018.
Advanced Homesteading Skills
These are the more complicated homesteading skills. They take the most time, resources, and/or effort. These skills are the “big boys”. Many of the skills listed in this category may require additional help. They may even cost more money to complete. These are the skills for the seasoned homesteader. Be aware, even “newbie” homesteaders may need these skills early on.
Download the free Homesteading Skills and Resources PDF Workbook below for a checklist of many of these advanced skills you may need.
- Operating big equipment
- Building a Barn or other structure
- Installing Solar Panels
This is a short list. Download the free PDF above to receive a more complete list with resources current as of August 2018.
You are now equipped with a long list of skills from beginning all the way through the advanced. By learning these skills you will have a means of constantly improving homesteading skills. Take your time and don’t get overwhelmed! Learn one skill at a time as you feel the need to or have the spare time. Some may come easy and some may require you to find help. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was any single homestead. Everything takes time and patience.
Download the free PDF Complete Homesteading Skills Workbook of all 3 sets of skills and a complete set of resources. Just click the link below and you will receive a master list of all 3 levels of skills and resources all in one workbook today! You can print it out and use it as a reference or a checklist!
What skills do you want to learn first? Are their skills you think would benefit you that you can share? Let me know in the comments below.