/r/SelfSufficiency

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Self-sufficiency is anything that helps you reduce the critical dependencies in life through self-empowerment. UPVOTE first-hand experience, DOWNVOTE anything that does not encourage discussion.

Self-sufficiency is not a single lifestyle choice.

Resources to help you live self sufficient.

Gardening, green energy, and do it yourself. Anything and anything to help you cut the umbilical cord and start relying on yourself.

This is for resources only. Please no articles talking about how good self sufficiency is. Only things that will help you do it.


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Rules

  1. No trolling, no discriminatory language
  2. No blog-spam
  3. No vlogs, product reviews or unboxing videos
  4. No discord server links

If you have a self-sufficiency blog or youtube channel:

Please don't flood the subreddit with your content. General rule of thumb: Post no more than once or twice a month. And unless the title is self-explanatory, please provide some context in the comments. Tell us what we can learn from your video and don't abandon your thread.


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Join us for EVENING CHORES! And Eleanor is broody...

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2024/06/20
11:41 UTC

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How we built our intentional community ecovillage in Auroville

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2024/06/18
11:38 UTC

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How can I start to homestead with zero experience?

Greetings,

I'm an 18 years old Italian and I would like to start homesteading.

I am very inspired by this life-style and the thought of seeing myself in the future living in the city and working in an office is very scary to me. It's something I don't want in my life.

I was different in the past, as I studied (and I'm currently studing) IT.

I don't have any experience in rural context and I don't even have a job.

I could ask my parents to give me some money (or part of my inheritance) to start, but still I wouldn't really know where and how.

Probably, the first things I need is bit of self-depence skills and agricultural skills. However, I don't know who to ask. I don't see farmers near my area (I live in a suburban area).

Any suggestion? Thanks.

14 Comments
2024/06/16
19:16 UTC

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Living off the land in the UK

I am trying to find out what the best county in the uk is to live off the land (best climate, rainfall and good soils).

Anyone have any insight into this?

10 Comments
2024/06/16
14:16 UTC

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Building a home: How do you protect stored food from rats, bugs and mold?

I plan to build a new home, in the tropics, where heat and humidity is a big deal.
How do I build a near perfect storage to protect my food from spoiling and getting mold and from rodents and roaches at the same time?

3 Comments
2024/06/14
13:41 UTC

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Community-owned vegetable gardens Curitiba Brazil

7 Comments
2024/06/14
03:08 UTC

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3D Printable Chicken Feeder V2.0

A better feeder for my girls.

2 Comments
2024/06/11
04:42 UTC

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What is Self sufficiency called?

I'm interested in fringe beliefs like Solipsism, cults, and manifesting to name a few. I wonder if there is a name for self sufficiency. A fringe example is the Palestine Gaza conflict. I feel like the people don't support themselves. They allow Hamas and Israel to buy and bully them and become beggars of food, land, health. It's one thing to focus on genocide from other parties or charity and kindness from outside, or neediness, futility, them being trapped. But those are opposite from self sufficiency. I'm curious what an extreme fringe focus on self sufficiency is called here. Something like what Ghandi did with his belief and actions. What is it called when someone refuses all help, all asking from others, all offers from others, and decides to support themselves only as an extreme? For example instead of asking if someone else will let them live somewhere, they take what's available like a park or doorway. If someone rich "lets" them stay in the park in exchange for anything, then they move on, preferring to not owe anyone. They allow themselves to pay fair rent, but not accept help or support from others. Is there a name for this besides self sufficient or indepent? I'm curious if there is a culty name for it.

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2024/06/07
14:40 UTC

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Understanding of anothers action

Why do people lie

People lie for a variety of reasons, some more serious than others. Here are some of the most common reasons people lie:

Self-preservation: People often lie to avoid punishment or to protect themselves from harm. This could be anything from lying to your boss about why you're late to work to lying to a stranger about whether you're home alone.

Social protection: People may lie to avoid hurting someone's feelings or to avoid conflict. For example, you might tell a friend their haircut looks great even if you don't really like it.

Self-promotion: People sometimes lie to make themselves look better than they really are. This could involve exaggerating their accomplishments or lying about their qualifications for a job.

Why do people lie to themselves about reality

People lie to themselves for a variety of reasons, often to protect themselves from uncomfortable emotions or situations. Here are some common

reasons for self-deception:

Avoidance: Facing reality can be difficult,

especially if it means confronting painful truths or admitting shortcomings. Self-deception can be a way to avoid these negative emotions.

Self-esteem: People may lie to themselves to

maintain a positive self-image. For instance, someone might downplay their mistakes or convince themselves they're happy in a relationship to avoid confronting feelings of inadequacy.

Cognitive dissonance: This refers to mental

discomfort caused by holding conflicting beliefs. Self-deception can be a way to reduce this dissonance by denying or rationalizing away one of the beliefs.

9 Comments
2024/06/07
13:53 UTC

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Sprouted Luffa Seed Success: The Toilet Paper Roll Method🌱

1 Comment
2024/06/07
08:05 UTC

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Just CALM Down! Porch Time 2024

From Deep South Homestead

1 Comment
2024/06/06
16:11 UTC

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Every Man a Philosopher-King

2 Comments
2024/06/04
13:00 UTC

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Catching a WILD SWARM for FREE BEES!

3 Comments
2024/06/03
16:28 UTC

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Who is an Injustice Survivors? | Injustice Survivors| #injusticesurvivors

2 Comments
2024/06/02
22:27 UTC

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My first year transitioning from a container garden to raised beds. My first year starting some crops from seed. I left them in the ground 1.5-2x longer than I should have. Some of them split. And still....I am immensely proud of these radishes!

2 Comments
2024/06/02
21:37 UTC

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Almost there

Hi everyone! I (27M) have always been keen on the idea of being self sufficient. I am proud to say that I'm getting pretty close. I get my year red meat supply from hunting deer (1 per year). My white meat from my rabbits. Eggs from my chickens (soon). Fish from the lakes. I forage mushrooms. Pick blueberries. I have a garden that produce in summer but I need more experience in order to get enough for year round. I also bake everything and make pasta from scratch. If I can acquire a bigger property I would get bees, a milk cow and tap maple trees for syrop. Right now my weekly grocery bill is only 20$ , mostly fruits, flour and toiletries.

5 Comments
2024/06/02
00:19 UTC

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The Only Book You Need to Become Self-Sufficient on a Quarter Acre

1 Comment
2024/06/01
01:54 UTC

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How to Know When It’s Essential to "Bug Out"

2 Comments
2024/06/01
01:20 UTC

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Bringing home a BUCK (& Transplanting tomatoes)

4 Comments
2024/05/30
12:06 UTC

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i met this lovely self sufficient farmer in Portugal...living off grid, making organic goat cheese and living off the land...here is a video i made about him...

4 Comments
2024/05/30
08:24 UTC

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Master Your Challenges: Transforming Hard Tasks into Easy Wins

1 Comment
2024/05/29
18:09 UTC

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DIY Bio Enzyme | NATURAL multipurpose cleaner

3 Comments
2024/05/28
08:28 UTC

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Grow Fast! The Top 12 Fast Growing Fruit Trees

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2024/05/28
02:06 UTC

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How many square meters of land is needed to survive off your own garden?

Chatgpt is telling me it's less than 300 square meters which sounds ridiculous while some youtubers are claiming 10+ acres which also sounds insane.

Lets say you needed to grow just enough food to produce enough calories for 2 adults to survive year round. How much land do you think you'll need? This includes having a chicken coop too.

61 Comments
2024/05/27
11:55 UTC

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will this work

2 Comments
2024/05/26
23:17 UTC

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Wood Gasification Energy

I’m looking for advice from anyone generating power from Wood gasification using wood pellet or wood cuttings ? What is your burn rate and power produced per hour ? Alternatively can I have a diagram or plan of your units I am really keen on wood gasification as my local area is full of woodlands

3 Comments
2024/05/24
11:28 UTC

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