Learning DIY Skills

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Learning DIY skills is an important part of ERE. The type of skills one should focus on depends on the type of ERE lifestyle one is pursuing. For specific information, see here.

Some basic skills apply to most lifestyles:

  • Health, exercise, and hygiene
  • Personal finance
  • Resourcefulness
  • Cooking
  • Clothing repair

For a rooted, homesteading style:

  • Gardening
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing and Electrical work
  • Gardening
  • Canning

For an urban, minimalist style:

  • Investing
  • Computer Science (or other skills that can be bartered or used for income)
  • Social Skills
  • Self-defense

For a mobile style (RV, boat, bike):

  • Repair and mechanical skills
  • Troubleshooting
  • Navigation
  • Hunting
  • Foraging
  • Self-defense
  • Social skills
  • First Aid