Self Sufficiency blogs

Discussion in 'DIY / Self Sufficiency' started by trsturself, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. trsturself

    trsturself Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have or subscribe to any good blogs about self sufficiency?
    I know I can google this, I have, but there are so many thousands of results that it's overwhelming. I'd rather get some suggestions that people actually find useful and interesting.

    I'll start, here's my blog http://thefrugalfarmschool.blogspot.com/
    I just started it so it only has a few things but I am sure I'll be posting to it a lot.

    Would love to find some other good ones to subscribe too!
     
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    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. trsturself

    trsturself Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I'll check it out. I'm surprised there aren't more responses about where to find good info!
     
  4. WalterGerhardt

    WalterGerhardt Out Of The Brooder

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    Self sufficiency is a vague. Self sufficiency from what and for how long?

    Do you want to completely live "off the grid" or just preparing to survive an event such as an economic collapse or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) or terrorist attack that takes down the power grid for a long time?

    Maybe self sufficiency is getting the kids to move out of the house after graduation or having enough money in the bank at the end of the month.

    Or maybe being self sufficient is growing all of your own chicken feed, which is part of my goal to be self sufficient. Can I live on 2.5 acres and grow enough food for me and my animals, (chickens, rabbits, goats and sheep) and do it without electricity. Best to experiment now and get thru the learning curve. I look at it like a big jigsaw puzzle, self propagating animals for protein, large garden for fruits and veggies, storage system thru the winter months, water sources, heat sources.

    Try narrowing your search by being more specific
     
  5. trsturself

    trsturself Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Except for the kids moving out after graduation, all of those things I would read about!

    All ranges would be nice to see. I didn't start this just for me but as a resource for anyone interested in doing something for themselves.

    Our current goal is making use of our 1/5th acre for food. But we plan to do a lot more to be self sufficient in a few years.
    I am not looking for that specific of a blog though. Anything that deals with doing something for yourself that the majority rely on others for is good enough for me.
     
  6. WalterGerhardt

    WalterGerhardt Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, still pretty broad.

    Do you have the ability to plant a garden? How about planting food to eat and can?
    http://www.motherearthnews.com/home...ncy-zm0z12onzkon.aspx?PageId=3#ArticleContent

    Buy a pressure canner and can meat when on sale.
    http://www.offthegridnews.com/2011/07/04/canning-203-introduction-to-meats-poultry-and-rabbit/

    How about pressure canning butter?
    http://www.offthegridnews.com/2011/07/04/canning-203-introduction-to-meats-poultry-and-rabbit/

    How about growing chicken food in your window or basement. Grow the chickens with fodder and eat the chickens and eggs. Completely off the grid and almost self sufficient, (you still have to buy seeds).
    http://www.fodderfeed.org/Fodder-Info.html

    Or make moonshine, (illegal) in your kitchen and trade for seeds.
    http://stilldrinkin.com/dummies.html

    Or how about the rule of 3's.
    * Your brain can last for 3 minutes without oxygen
    * Your body can last 3 days without water http://mikesgardenblog.com/htmlpages/making-rain-barrel.html
    * Your body can last 3 weeks without food. http://www.commonsensehome.com/root-cellars-101/

    Just getting starting . Archives are full of links.


    btw, here's a good joke.
    92 year old women pulled over by state trooper. Plates run, she's got a concealed carry permit. Trooper approaches car and asks if she's got any weapons. She replies, yes a 38 in the glovebox. Any other weapons, yes a 57 in my purse, Trooper - Is that all?. No a pocket Derringer in the ashtray. Tropper asks the 92 yr old, What are you afraid of ? Her reply, not a GD thing. Classic!

    To that end, maybe becoming self sufficient includes a stash of ammo and a few unregistered guns. How about a compound bow with metal tipped arrows? You could shoot a few deer and send them to freezer camp.
     
  7. trsturself

    trsturself Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not asking how to get started! I'm not looking for resource or how-to websites (I already garden in raised beds, raise chickens, preserve food, etc). I'm looking for BLOGS that talk about people's experiences and life doing these things so I can share in their trials, tribulations, and triumphs. Something similar to mine. I know they are out there but they take forever to weed through to find a good one. I was just hoping someone here that is interested in similar things has a few they like to read to help myself and others find some without weeding through hundreds of them.
     
  8. CristinaB

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    Your blog is great! Keep writing, I am enjoying it very much!
     
  9. trsturself

    trsturself Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! That means a lot to me. One of these days I need to sit down and figure out how to make it pretty like everyone else's I see. ;)
     
  10. CristinaB

    CristinaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give it time, I am just getting into the same mode and trying all kinds of new projects. I thought about making a blog too but still unsure if I can keep it updated. I love to read others ideas though!
     

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