As 2015 comes to a close it is time to reflect back and look at what you learned. What skills, lesson or knowledge did you learn? Is there something you have incorporated into your prepping/survival lifestyle? A new mind set, new outlook or even new equipment? Can you name three things that have changed since the beginning of 2015? Some of us may have more then three things we have learned, developed etc... My list is quite diverse (and more then 3): I learned that knitting is not for me but getting re-certified in First Aid made me proud. Knitting was too low activity and I am a high strung person with relaxing issues so knitting was a fail. I now know how to knit but also learned that some activities are not well suited for me. This all helped me learn where to focus as to what other skills would be suitable for me. I realized that many of the prepping things I doing were not comfortable to me. At times I felt like a pack-rat but realized that I always got intrigued when I could connect an item to several different uses. Multi-use items always seemed to catch my interest and made my mind work in a more conducive way. I am really beginning to believe I am a minimalist. I am learning where to overlap items in uses. I have learned to look at tools in a different way. There are so many tools and I often ask myself- what three tools are the most versatile. I have almost narrowed down the list. I re-evaluated my preps, items- camping type and things that go bang. I learned I can read what is suggested by the experts but that is all it is, a suggestion. In 2015 I came to the conclusion that I am striving to be a homesteader, not a prepper or survivalist but a homesteader. Being a homesteader seems to have the earthier side to being able to take care of me and mine.