Softer Survival Skills

Sewing machine- a softer survival skill

Survival skills can tend to bring a rough, tough vision of surviving; sans electronics with a rock and nothing but your muscles. Perhaps a more masculine vision of survival, I’ll admit that is how I tend to think of it.

But I’ve been trying to think of “softer” survival skills that are just as important, especially in our day to day lives. Yes- sword skills and hand to hand combat are awesome, but I don’t need them right now. Important to hone? Sure. But I want to come up with ideas that are effective for any life, any apocalypse.

Here are some I’ve been thinking of:

  • Gardening. Feeds you, your family, meditative, sustainable, I’ve heard very fun when you are successful!
  • Sewing. Repurposing clothes, making new ones, extremely valuable for being sustainable and creative.
  • Knitting or crocheting. Braiding together thicker yarns for warmer clothes and accessories. A wonderful pass time as well.
  • Cooking. I love cooking because there are endless possibilities, it’s a wonderful creative outlet, and at the end you get to eat. Three cheers for cooking!
  • Foraging. There is an ancient connection in foraging, to our ancestors as well as the eart. There is also a sense of empowerment.
  • Canning. Repurposing and saving food to conserve and eat later, love it! Don’t know how to do it yet.
  • Brewing. Wine, beer, spirits, kombucha

What else do you consider to be softer, perhaps more “feminine” survival skills? How do we prioritize these skills to be the best survivor?