Survival Skills. What’s your understanding of “Survival Skills”?
After moving to Cambodia, moving from a tech-centered city to a tropical jungle on the mountain, “Survival Skills” are no longer the same to me.
In a completely digitalized city, Survival Skills are Python, data science or lead generation.
In the uncivilized jungle, Survival Skills are building a shelter, starting a fire, collecting rainwater or bending a rebar by hand.
The former skill sets gave me anxiety, honestly. The latter peace and satisfaction that I’ve never experienced before. The greatest satisfaction comes with making due with the limited resources we have available.
Why We Need To Bend Rebar
This is the office we are building, still working on the door and windows. Wish I could show you the stone foundation. Chris, my husband, took it as an art project. Not only did he make it strong and sturdy, but also pretty.
To fix the vertical hardwood poles onto the foundation, we needed to bend 4 rebars and here comes the challenge.Read more…