Ok team, here we are in 2011. What in heavens name are we going to do to rely less on outside sources and more on ourselves? When I searched self sufficiency forums on the web the topics ranged from isolated living with survivalist skills to buying a self mulching lawn mower and price comparisons at home depot. It is a wide ranging topic.
Does one pursue self sufficiency for the sake of the planet and future generations? Are we working on reducing our carbon footprint? Saving money? Getting away from government control?
Maybe the way to approach this large topic is subject by subject. My work friend Sadie sometimes talks about moving to Montana but she doesn’t strike me as a survivalist. I think she is motivated by money; getting the most bang for her buck. Sadie, correct me if I am wrong but I believe you want self sufficiency in order to stretch your dollar. Nothing wrong with that. Would you still want to live that way if you won the lottery?