Don't forget to add to your goals for the New Year to practice emergency preparation skills! I have it on my list to practice or try something new relating to self reliance at least once a month (hopefully more).
Some skills include growing a garden, canning, lighting a fire, build a temporary shelter, pack lunch in a backpack and go for a hike, learn to shoot a gun, cook a meal outside, etc. Be creative! I'm open for suggestions also, so if you want to leave some ideas for learning or practicing put it in the comment section!