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Catalog Self-Reliance Catalog Archive by Category "Skills"


These skills weren’t “survival skills” as we regard them today, but rather what our ancestors called “daily life”. Below you’ll find a list of some essential self-reliance skills, some ancient and some more recent, used by our forefathers to survive – but which now has been largely forgotten.

The day man learned how to make knives was the day they started thinking about how to sharpen it. Here are some of the best resources we’ve found for learning more about knife sharpening..

You’ll find 28 knife making resources in this entry of The Self-Reliance Catalog, covering everything from knife making 101 and knife making suppliers to recommended books and and detailed free guides on how to make your own knives…

“Be warned: if you start keeping bees and develop a real interest in them, it will be with you for …