Hmmm. Our dreams of self-sufficiency may have been put back a step by a realisation that we are useless.
We've just been in the garden trying to light a fire so we can burn a load of garden rubbish (twigs, branches etc) and we completely failed. Even a whole copy of the Saturday Guardian didn't help. WE CAN'T EVEN LIGHT A FIRE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!
Conclusion: Even a Cub Scout is better than the two of us put together.