13 Skills Challenge

Think you can learn 13 new skills in 2013?  Why not give it a shot?  Slide over to the 13 Skills website and what ya got.  The website was created by the host of The Survival Podcast.  I could ramble on but I think the about page over at 13Skills.com says it best.  Go over there join up and improve the life of your family and those around you.  One skill at a time.

From the 13Skills.com About page (in part):

The 13 in 13 Challenge is a call to develop or drastically improve your personal skills in the coming year. These skills can be any hands on practical skill from ancient skills like flint napping to traditional skills like trapping and hunting or even technical skills like graphic arts or computer programming.

Our modern society has become a world of specialists who can do one thing very well but can no longer accomplish simple tasks like growing a garden, changing a tire or fixing a hole in wall. In the words of Robert A. Heinlein…

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”   

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