Category Archive: Self Reliance Journey

Jul 05

Homemade Chapstick/Lip Balm


One of my goals for the self reliance journey was to learn to make chapstick.  I just happened to run out of the store-bought stuff a couple months ago, so the timing was perfect.   It’s really simple, really fun, and really rewarding to do, in my opinion.  Well worth the effort!  The bonus is …

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May 24

Self Reliance Journey – Walk, Walk, Walk Some More


As I try to live life in a more self-reliant way, I find myself trying new recipes from scratch, trying to eat more REAL food, attempting to make my own products (chapstick, deodorant, etc), growing a garden, and building up my food storage.  But there is one big area that I’ve largely neglected, and that …

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Apr 25

Make Your Own Beef Jerky – Self Reliance Journey


So, as part of my self-reliant journey, I’m making an effort to learn how to do new things.  Last month I learned to make my own chap stick, and it was a huge success!!   For April, I decided to try to make beef jerky with ground beef.  And all I got to say about …

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Apr 13

Who Here Likes to Garden?

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Ahh….spring time is finally arriving.  It’s the perfect time to start making fun summer plans, to plant flowers, to start spending more time outdoors, and to begin your garden (which just happens to be #7 on the list of 25 ways to be more self reliant).   Yes, spring is good.   Anyone who is …

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Mar 14

Journey To Self Reliance Tip #2 of 25


The second tip in this article is one I’m excited to incorporate into my journey.   2. Learn New Skills Learn one homemaking skill a month.   Things like gardening, sewing, crochet, making your own laundry soap, ANYTHING that you can learn to do to help your family become more self reliant is a victory!  Heck, …

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Feb 26

Becoming More Self Reliant – 25 Tips and my Journey


I recently came across this fantastic (I think) article about becoming more self reliant.  The author shares 25 tips to help get you on the path of self reliance.  In my mind, self reliance equals more freedom…freedom from debt, freedom from commercialism, financial freedom, etc.  If I can live a self-reliant lifestyle, then I can …

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