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Self Sufficiency Skills Every Prepper Should Learn. Self Sufficiency Skills Every Prepper Should Learn By Survival Life Contributor on October 29, 2014 18K+ submit self sufficiency, self sufficiency skills, homesteading skills, survival skills, prepper skills 4.20/5 (84.00%) 10 votes Self sufficiency is a must if you’re planning on homesteading. Becoming a full-fledged homesteader is a learning process; it takes constantly learning new skills and honing those you already have. Just like other major life decisions, the decision to homestead might be a shock to new preppers in the beginning. But using the wisdom and knowledge of others who have done it can help. Self Sufficiency Skills Every Prepper Should Learn First of all, self sufficiency and homesteading is a totally new lifestyle. If you are used to the conveniences of modern technology and civilization, you are in for a surprise, a big one. 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