Have you ever thought about self-reliance, or wanted to become more self-sufficient?
Self-reliance is the ability to provide — for and by yourself — the things you and your family need to live and thrive every day, with skills such as gardening, foraging, and food preservation. It allows you to be less dependent on the vastly complex and unstable agricultural systems that dominate our grocery store shelves, the dwindling fossil fuels that almost every aspect of our society depends on, and the ever-increasing amounts of money that it all requires. Instead of being dependent on people and companies you can’t see and don’t know, self-reliance allow you to rely on yourself and the community around you.
What is the Self-Reliance Challenge?
During the month of January, I will be participating in the Self-Reliance Challenge and sharing what I am doing to become more self-reliant and self-sufficient here on the farmstead. I will be focusing on preparing for emergencies and power outages, as well as talking about how to be more self-reliant in regards to food and water. Make sure to check in often, and if you haven’t already subscribed to my newsletter, now would be a great time to do that!
Join Us As We Share How to:
- Prepare for emergencies
- Grow fresh food in your own garden and orchard
- Cook healthy meals from scratch
- Save money and energy
- Clean your house without chemicals
- Raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy
- Create your own bath and body products
- Preserve the bounty of your homestead
- Forage for wild edibles and medicinal plants
- Provide a healthy life for your family and pets
- Take on DIY and home craft projects
- Live an abundantly simple life!
Visit the other Self-Reliance Challenge bloggers!
As contradictory as it sounds, no one learns to become self-reliant on their own. These bloggers will share their unique experiences and perspectives, skills and challenges during the coming month. Make sure to visit them all and learn from them, too!
You’re also invited to follow our Self Reliance Challenge Pinterest board! This is a great way to save and share all the great content you’ll find!