12 Essential Skills Every Father/Daddy Must Know to Ensure The Families’ survival in Hard Times part 2
We already covered the first 6 essential skills for fathers so they may learn how to protect and safeguard their family from any harm. This post provides a continuation and we’ll present the rest of the 6 tips below.
There’s nothing to be ashamed of foraging especially when times are rough. Once you are in a difficult situation, you don’t have a choice in the matter. The ability to forage is something that you need to learn immediately. Start it off by checking out items around your home that you are not using any longer. Even if you are ashamed to be seen by friends who are using old pieces of furniture, you have to stay frugal. If you are fond of buying off expensive things for the family, learn the art of saving and re-use some of the items that you and your family have buried in your attic.
- Computer skills
By the time your kids grow up, they will be accustomed to technology and using the computer. Because kids have the tendency to use the computer for longer periods even during at midnight, overheating occurs or sometimes, the computer has viruses. If you can afford to hire someone to fix the computer, then it’s up to you. But still, with the slow economy and recession, you have to think of ways to save money instead of spending. Learning computer skills is a must-do for a dad so that you’ll do all the grunt work and not call the computer company for expensive fixing.
There are a lot of things you can do if you have computer skills. Aside from fixing any errors from your PC, you have the control of monitoring what sites your kids should open to avoid from clicking any dangerous sites that may cause viruses. Also, you can surf the web for home recipes such as healthy recipes with green barley benefits, learn how to fix the furniture, and more.
- Animal husbandry
Animal husbandry is a skill that most fathers don’t have, especially if they live in an urbanized area. But there are benefits to learning this skill. For instance, if there are calamities going on and you and your family are evacuated and stranded to an unfamiliar place. With nowhere left to go, the father can start raising a poultry farm. Having knowledge in this industry will provide you and your family endless supply of meat, eggs, and milk.
- Plant vegetables and fruits
Men, particularly fathers, should know the art of planting. Even though this task is usually reserved for the women, but it wouldn’t hurt to learn the basics because it will come in handy especially during hard times. Know what kinds of crops to plant, especially those that contain nutritional content. Vegetables and fruits should be your main priority. Also include green barley grass because of its green barley benefits.
If you truly want to make your family safe, engage yourself in basic survival skills. Check out academies and enrol in a basic cooking class, carpentry, or even first aid lessons during weekends. Invite a few of your male friends or your sons and explain to them clearly the significance and benefits of gaining knowledge in basic skills to make the experience more fun and memorable.
- Alternative energy fuels
As we mentioned, we never know what the future brings and if there is a civil unrest, a natural calamity, the best thing to do is to have knowledge in alternative energy systems. In preparation for emergencies, you can generate your own energy systems so there’s no need to rely on buying oil, gas, or anything that involves you to buy money. Because of hard times, prices may climb up and there will be a time that you cannot afford it any longer. Try to study alternative energy along with your sons and set up your own so that your family will continue to have energy inside the house.
- Natural medicines and herbs
One way to survive the harsh world is to learn how to make natural medicines out from herbs and other plants. Centuries ago, our ancestors have lived for a long time all because of these natural remedies and herbs. Take note that technology was absent during that time and there was no need for science for fast healing. Take the time to learn the art of making natural medicines especially those that have green tea and green barley benefits. When times get rough and you cannot go to the hospital, these natural medicines will come in handy.
As a father, it’s your responsibility to care and give protection for your family. Each day counts and trouble might come when you least expect it. Be prepared for the worse, enroll in academies and learn these essential survival skills that you need in order to survive. Invite some of your male friends, including your son so that learning becomes fun and memorable.
About Eidderf Tubale
Who writes this wonderful content anyhow? Eidderf is a social media strategist samurai, an all around master marketer in the home business and internet marketing industries. He's passionate on how to start your own home business, earning online while keeping your day job, teaching internet marketing and helping others on how to have a successful online business. He is the founder of GreenBarleyDaddy.com and EarnOnlinePhilippines.com.