I believe that everyone should try to be more self reliant. Self reliance is so important for me and my family. In fact, we moved to our little farm with the intent on becoming as self reliant as possible!

When you have a little bit of land, there are lots of things you can do to be more self reliant. There are things you also do if you live in, say an apartment, but it is harder and you’re limited by the space you have.

But you may be asking: What is self reliance?

Well that, my friends, is the heart of what I teach here!

Self reliance is gaining skills and supplies so that you can take care of yourself and your family. And skills are more important than supplies!

According to Merriam-Webster, “Self reliance is reliance on one’s own efforts and abilities; or able to take care of oneself or itself without outside help”. And according to the Power Thesaurus, some common synonyms are: self-sufficiency, independence, self-sustained, security, autonomous, sovereignty, and grit.

It usually entails growing your own food, raising meat animals, making your own commodities, and making your own medicine. ALL of which you can find information on, on this site!

Here is a beginner’s primer on what it really is.

What is Self Reliance?

And here are ways that you can be more self reliant, right where you’re at!

How to be More Self Reliant

But it’s also known as self sufficiency. Here’s more info on practicing that in your life.

20 Ways to Become More Self Sufficient

How do you do it if you live in an apartment? Here’s one way:

Hunting for Self Reliance

Make sure you tune into my Self Reliant Skill of the Week for a new thing that I learn to do each week, this entire year! I do a weekly post and YouTube video on the particular skill I learned that week.

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