In a world where instant gratification often takes precedence, the concept of being “Practically Equipped” may seem counterintuitive. In a culture where entitlement can sometimes overshadow the importance of ownership and accountability, our name carries a profound message. Here at Practically Equipped, we’re in the business of equipping you for life, but it’s a partnership that requires effort and action on both ends.

The Double Meaning of “Practically”

Let’s start by unpacking the double meaning behind the word “Practically” in our name. It embodies two essential aspects of what we stand for.

  1. We Practically Equip You: We acknowledge that we can never fully equip you for every situation life may throw your way. Life is inherently unpredictable, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to its challenges.  It is also an unrealistic and impossible feat to fully equip someone.  As to be fully equipped, the individual receiving the equipping needs to take action. They must internalize the information received, practice, and implement it through action.  Instead, we strive to practically equip you – providing you with valuable skills, knowledge, and resources that are adaptable and relevant. Our aim is to empower you to think on your feet, make informed decisions, and take practical actions based on the foundation we provide.
  2. Practical Life Skills: The second meaning of “Practically” emphasizes our focus on practical life skills. We’re dedicated to helping you acquire skills that are not just theoretical but immediately applicable to real-life situations. These skills are the building blocks of self-sufficiency and resilience, setting you up not just to survive but to thrive in the modern world.
Ownership and Accountability

In a culture that strongly emphasizes entitlement, we firmly believe in the power of ownership and accountability. The reality is that no one can fully equip you for every circumstance. Life’s challenges are diverse, and they require adaptability, creativity, and a willingness to take initiative.

When you subscribe to Practically Equipped, you enter into a partnership. We commit to providing you with a wealth of knowledge and practical skills – we’ll go 90%. But there’s a crucial 10% that only you can contribute – your effort, your action, and your commitment to applying what you’ve learned.

Ownership means recognizing that you are the captain of your own ship. You have control over your life, and it’s up to you to steer it in the direction you desire. Accountability means taking responsibility for your choices, your actions, and their consequences. When you embrace ownership and accountability, you become an active participant in shaping your destiny.

Equipping for Action & Relevance

At Practically Equipped, we understand that knowledge alone is not enough. It’s the application of that knowledge that truly matters. We’re here to bridge the gap between information and action, between theory and practice. Here’s how we do it:

  1. Hands-On Learning: Our content is designed to be practical and actionable. Whether you’re learning new wilderness survival skills, cooking technique, how to grow your own food, DIY home repair, or financial management skills, we provide step-by-step guidance and encourage you to roll up your sleeves and get hands-on.
  2. Problem-Solving Mindset: Life is filled with challenges, and problem-solving is a valuable skill that can’t be learned through passive consumption. We encourage you to approach challenges with a problem-solving mindset, using the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired to find creative solutions.
  3. Community and Support: We foster a supportive community of like-minded individuals and guides who share your commitment to self-sufficiency and lifelong learning. Our Guides will equip and encourage you along the journey.  Here, you can learn new skills, exchange ideas, seek advice, and draw inspiration from others on similar paths.
  4. Continuous Growth: Learning is a lifelong journey, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. We offer a variety of resources, from articles and tutorials to sessions and experiences, to ensure you have the tools you need to keep growing and evolving.
Becoming Fully Equipped

Becoming fully equipped is not a destination; it’s an ongoing process. It’s a journey where you continually build upon your knowledge and skills, adapt to new challenges, and embrace change. It’s about being prepared to face whatever life throws your way with confidence and resilience.

So, when you subscribe to Practically Equipped, remember that our mission is to empower you to take control of your life, to thrive in practicality, and to approach every challenge as an opportunity for growth. We provide the foundation, but the ultimate destination is in your hands.

Practically Equipped is not just a name; it’s a philosophy. It’s a call to action, a reminder that you have the power to equip yourself for the practicalities of life. Through ownership, accountability, and a commitment to action, you can become fully equipped to navigate the complexities of the modern world with confidence and resilience. Join us on this journey, and let’s get practically equipped together.

Let’s call out some Encouragement to keep an eye on the prize:

  • “Every small step you take towards becoming practically equipped is a giant leap towards self-sufficiency and resilience.”
  • “Remember, it’s okay to make mistakes along the way – that’s how we learn and grow.”
  • “Your family’s journey towards practical skills is a collective adventure filled with opportunities to bond, learn, and thrive together.”
  • “Celebrate your achievements, no matter how small, and use them as stepping stones towards greater self-sufficiency.”

Food for Thought Journal Questions:

Micro Questions:

  1. Individual Growth: What practical life skills did I learn today, and how can I apply them in my daily life?
  2. Family Connection: How did our family come together today to learn or practice a new skill? What did we discover about each other in the process?
  3. Challenges and Triumphs: What obstacles did we face today while acquiring new skills, and how did we overcome them as a family?
  4. Continuous Learning: What skills or knowledge do I wish to acquire or pass on to my family in the near future? How can I make a plan to achieve this?
  5. Gratitude: What are three things related to practical skills that I’m grateful for today?

Macro Questions:

  1. Life Vision: How do the practical life skills we’re learning as a family align with our long-term goals and values?
  2. Community Engagement: How can our family share our knowledge and skills with the wider community, encouraging others to become more practically equipped?
  3. Adaptability: How can we prepare ourselves and our children for unforeseen challenges by continually expanding our practical knowledge base?
  4. Sustainability: In what ways can our family’s practical skills contribute to a more sustainable and self-reliant lifestyle, reducing our environmental impact?
  5. Legacy Building: What practical skills and knowledge do I want to pass on to future generations, and how can I ensure that this knowledge is preserved within our family?

Practical, Actionable Takeaways:

  1. Set Family Goals: Define specific practical skills or knowledge areas you want to explore as a family. Create a family vision board or list to keep everyone inspired and focused.
  2. Family Workshops: Organize regular family workshops where each member can share their expertise. Rotate the responsibility for leading these sessions, allowing everyone to contribute and learn.
  3. Skill Swap: Encourage family members to teach each other skills they excel in. This not only fosters intergenerational learning but also strengthens family bonds.
  4. Community Outreach: Identify ways to share your family’s practical knowledge with others. Consider organizing community workshops or volunteering together to teach essential life skills.
  5. Daily Challenges: Set daily or weekly practical challenges for the family to tackle together. Whether it’s cooking a new recipe or fixing a household item, these challenges provide opportunities for growth.
  6. Documentation: Keep a family journal or blog to record your practical skills journey. Share your successes, challenges, and lessons learned with each other and the wider community.
  7. Mindful Consumption: Teach your family the importance of mindful consumption. Discuss how practical skills can lead to reduced waste and a more sustainable lifestyle.
  8. Regular Reflection: Schedule regular family meetings to reflect on your progress and adapt your goals as needed. Use this time to celebrate achievements and brainstorm future projects.
  9. Self-Care: Remember that self-sufficiency also includes taking care of oneself and one’s family. Prioritize self-care routines that promote physical and emotional well-being.
  10. Generational Legacy: Discuss the importance of passing on practical skills to future generations. Consider creating a family archive of knowledge, including written instructions, videos, or audio recordings.


By reflecting on these questions and taking actionable steps, you’ll be well on your way to cultivating a family culture that values practical life skills and fosters resilience in an ever-changing world.