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Dehydrating (That Other Preserving Method)--Self Reliant Living #003

Dehydrating (That Other Preserving Method)--Self Reliant Living #003

What Is Dehydrating? Dehydrating is one of the oldest forms of food preservation. There are varying degrees of dried food. For example, zucchini chips are dried until they are light and crispy. Grapes are dried until a large amount of water has evaporated, but they are not dried to the point that they are crispy. [...]


Canning 101–Self Reliant Living #002

What Is Canning? Canning is a food preservation method that uses temperature to kill microorganisms while sealing food in an airtight container. My Top Five Favorite Benefits of Canning Save Money–When you can your own food, especially food that you’ve grown yourself, you save money. You can save even more money if you can year [...]

Hatching VS Purchasing Chickens

Should You Hatch Your Own Chickens Or Purchase Them?

Raising your own backyard flock of chickens has become very common in the past few years. Chicken raising for egg or meat production is no longer left for the country dwelling farmer; there are several large cities that now allow backyard chickens for egg production. Many of these restrictions are very strict but it’s a [...]

Why Self Reliance?–Self Reliant Living #001

Why Self Reliance?–Self Reliant Living #001

Why Self Reliance? There are 4 core reasons to be self reliant. These aren’t the only reasons, of course. But we when we decide to be more self reliant one of these core reasons are usually behind our choice, and rightly so, I would argue. So in this very first episode of Self Reliant Living. [...]


You're Invited To The Self Reliant Living Show

I'd like to extend a special invitation to you. Come spend a little time with me on Thursday! We'll talk about living a self reliant lifestyle to save money, live greener, eat healthier and be prepared for anything, so you can take care of the ones you love in good times and bad. This show [...]