Homesteaders and off-gridders often look to the past for wisdom, studying how those who came before us – that is, our ancestors — survived tough times without modern conveniences.
Many of them had no cars, computers, electricity or even running water, and yet they seemed to thrive when life got hard.
On this week’s edition of Off The Grid Radio we look to the past as we discuss six things our great-grandparents simply did better than us – six things that could make our modern-day lives better. Our guest is homesteading expert and writer Melissa K. Norris, the author of The Made From Scratch Life (Harvest House).
Melissa tells us:
- Where people during the Great Depression shopped – and why we need to rediscover this lost art.
- How our ancestors obtained material for clothes when they ran out of cloth.
- What our great-grandparents ate when times got tough – a lesson that our society desperately needs to learn.
- How the idea of “neighbor helping neighbor” kept people alive at the very moment they wanted to give up and quit.
Melissa also shares with us a few stories from her book, including the one about an heirloom seed strand that has lasted more than 100 years in her family! Don’t miss this week’s episode if you want to learn from our ancestors how to survive hard times!