Design a 30-day SS challenge

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What about learning a new skill? I would like to learn to clean, card and spin wool. But I also need to learn how to knit. I would love to make our own wool socks instead of buying commercially made ones. And sweaters and hats and etc.
If I lived near you I’d teach you, spinning and basic knitting at least. I’m still working on my fiber prep skills, lol

My goal for this year sheep wise is to learn to do my own fecals, I took a class but we haven’t practiced so I need to do that. I would love to learn to shear my sheep but I have a bad back and most of my sheep are not cooperative enough to stand on a shearing stand, so I’ll keep paying the shearer.
 

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i think food storage should be on there. like store food 3 different ways. or can 3 different items...maybe just a canning challenge. canning and food preservation is everything to our lifestyle.
I agree with this--we have store bought canned and boxed items (like rice), I also can veggies and fruits that I grow or get from the local CSA, I also freeze those items and then I have invested in some freeze-dried foods of all food categories
 

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I would like to build a survival shelter on our property out of all natural materials, and live in that. Gather only from our land for food, use water from the creek (filter it of course). In reality this would only last for a few days.

A more reasonable 30 day SS challenge would be to do one or the other, and the gathering would have to include what is growing in our garden.
You inspired #4, #10, and #12! Thank you!
 

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I added a few more (in first post). I'm surprised how unconventional this is turning out to be. Good? Not so good?
 

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Hospital BoB (bug-out bag). Not what you're thinking! Many people think of a survivalist's bug out bag that would allow them to travel and survive in a wilderness. Not that. Everyone needs an urban BoB. What happens if you, a family member or friend has a medical emergency? Do you really want to leave someone on their deathbed because you forgot to pack essentials to take care of yourself? Of course not! So grab a backpack, put a change of clothes, travel toiletries or baby wipes, your medications, and important papers like your advance directive, health insurance, and any important medical information. If you are on a special diet, consider adding a day's worth of food.
I have some experience with this...:(

Don't forget things like your phone charger, any meds you might need, dollar bills and/or change for the vending machines. Sure - they all are supposed to take credit cards but the 11 days DH was hospitalized a couple months ago - not a single vending machine would take a CC. Or bring your own snacks. I always make sure to wear clothes with lots of pockets.

I was allowed to stay with DH so I brought my own toiletries. Things like chapstick, slippers, and even your own pillow can make things much more comfortable. If you take a particular sweetener in your coffee and it doesn't come in a pink package - bring your own.

DH has an insulin pump and he needed new transmitters and extra insulin and all the "stuff" that goes along with it. He sleeps with a cpap machine and it needs distilled water. He also NEEEEEEDS his own personal fan. A hospital stay for us is like moving. No bueno!
 

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I have some experience with this...:(

Don't forget things like your phone charger, any meds you might need, dollar bills and/or change for the vending machines. Sure - they all are supposed to take credit cards but the 11 days DH was hospitalized a couple months ago - not a single vending machine would take a CC. Or bring your own snacks. I always make sure to wear clothes with lots of pockets.

I was allowed to stay with DH so I brought my own toiletries. Things like chapstick, slippers, and even your own pillow can make things much more comfortable. If you take a particular sweetener in your coffee and it doesn't come in a pink package - bring your own.

DH has an insulin pump and he needed new transmitters and extra insulin and all the "stuff" that goes along with it. He sleeps with a cpap machine and it needs distilled water. He also NEEEEEEDS his own personal fan. A hospital stay for us is like moving. No bueno!
TY! I edited to add details from your suggestions
 
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