Join the Doing The Stuff Network and trade theory for ACTION!
A person values whatever he acts to gain or keep.
Knowledge may weigh nothing, but until you act logically, knowledge alone won’t matter in the crucible of life. The laws of nature require all living things to act to sustain life.
You get the picture we’re painting. Doing the Stuff takes ACTION. The act of doing is the antidote for wishing you were more prepared.
We’re building a network of regular people (like your and me) to share our skills, progress, challenges, epic fails, and victories on our preparedness journey together. This community is not a tribe of theorists.
We are trading theory for action!
Who can join?
To be completely upfront and honest, this community is not open to everyone.
Here’s the only prerequisite to joining the DTS Network …
No spectators allowed!
If you’ve been a spectator on the sidelines and are ready to get some skin in the game, you’re welcome to join. Already busy doing the stuff? You’re welcome too. Anyone willing to take a series of self-generated, individualized, deliberate actions to decrease dependency and grow self-sufficiency can join.
What can you expect by joining?
By joining the DTS Network, you’re committing to learn a minimum of one new skill in 2014.
Really!? Only one new skill… in a year!?
Don’t write us off as under-achievers just yet. People are busy. But one more skill makes you one step closer on our climb.
Here’s the catch to learning only one skill…
Warning: Doing the stuff is an addictive gateway drug with side effects of preparedness and self-reliance. Once you’ve learned that new skill, you’ll want to learn another one.
We welcome only those willing to commit to doing the stuff to learn “one” new skill in 2014! That includes young doers of the stuff. There’s no age limit. Get your kids involved and make this a family, group, or home school project. Along our journey, we’ll help each other carry the heavy stuff, celebrate successes, analyze failures, and make adjustments – without lame, self-appointed ex-pert attitudes!
How do you join the journey?
We’ll keep it Sherpa simple! Find the tab called the “Doing the Stuff” located at the top of our site. Click to open the page and leave a comment letting your fellow DTS Networkers know you’re joining the journey.
Sharing the Stuff
To share the stuff you’re doing, which is one purpose of the DTS Network, we encourage you to use the “Doing the Stuff” page comment section and/or your favorite social media site(s). Be sure to use the hashtag #DoingTheStuff to make it easy for others to connect with you.
Here are 3 dedicated social media pages we created for you to share and connect with your fellow DTS Networkers:
- Pinterest – We’ve created a group board called “Doing the Stuff Network” for you to Pin your projects. It’ll be our DTS family refrigerator for all our “fridge worthy” self-sufficiency skills we’re working on. 🙂 If you’re on Pinterest and would like to Pin the Stuff on this board, you’ll need an invite to Pin your Stuff. Message me with your Pinterest user name and I’ll invite you to the group.
- Facebook – You can join our closed FB group, “Doing the Stuff Network“, and post updates on your journey. If you’d like, you can share on your personal FB page as well.
- Google + – Same as the above groups. You can join the “Doing the Stuff Network” community by requesting an invite.
- Twitter – There’s no Doing the Stuff Network account on Twitter. Simply use the #DoingTheStuff hashtag on your projects, questions, or discussions.
How do you know what stuff to start doing?
There are certain skills that we all need to pursue for a self-sufficient lifestyle. These categories are broad. Taking action to gain or improve your skills in a sustainable fashion will help to preserve your life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Don’t forget to have fun in the process!
Here are a few skills to consider learning on our journey together. Don’t see the stuff you’re doing? Let us know and we’ll update our list. This is a work in progress.
Doing the Stuff Network Skills
Health and Fitness
- Functional fitness
- Natural cleaners/sanitation
- Natural health
- Organic GMO-free gardening; in limited space or on the back forty
- Home-brew; distilling spirits, wine, and beer
- Preserving and storing food; dehydrating, curing, fermentation, smoking, etc.
- Real food recipes and preparation
- Wood gasification
- Bio fuels
Security and Self-defense
- Hardening homes and retreats
- Reloading ammo
- Situational awareness
- Building tribe and community
- Rescue, evacuation, and escape
- Retreat plan
- OpSec (Operational Security)
- Herbal and home remedies
- Basic first aid
- Suturing skills
- Homeschool/unschool/interest-led learning
- Trade skills
- HAM radio and communications
- Learning through play
- Free market
- Austrian economics
- Home/self-employment business
- Alternative news
DiY and Handicrafts
- Candle making
- Soap making
- Leather work
- Basket making
- Broom making
- Wood carving
- Fire making
- Land navigation
- Wilderness survival
- Hunting, fishing, trapping
- Urban survival
- Animal husbandry
- Large animals
- Farm/herd dogs
- Frugal living
- Preserving food