The goal of self-sufficient living isn't necessarily to acquire and store goods for later use, but to develop practices that provide long-term, sustainable resources.

For example, having a 6-month food-storage supply does have its short term benefits, but growing a vegetable garden and building a root cellar will be much more beneficial in the long-term.

This section will cover the topic of self-sufficiency as it relates to long-term energy management, food production, and homesteading.



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5 Practical Off-Grid Energy Solutions

Solar, wind, hydro, gasification, and mechanical power are some of the most practical energy solutions for off-grid and remote living.…

Jeremiah Castelo

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Biolite SolarHome 620: the Complete Off-grid Lighting System

The Biolite SolarHome 620 is a portable, off-grid lighting system powered by an all-weather solar panel. It’s a simple, reliable…

Jeremiah Castelo

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WindLily Turbine Review: Generate Electricity From the Wind

The WindLily Turbine is a portable wind turbine created by the manufacturers of the WaterLily. Capable of generating 15 watts…

Jeremiah Castelo

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My Biolite Campstove 2 Review: Unlimited Potential Energy?

The Biolie Campstove 2 is a portable stove that uses organic material to convert heat into electricity, providing 3 watts…

Jeremiah Castelo

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Icewind Turbine – Omnidirectional Off-Grid Wind Turbine

The Icewind Turbine is a vertical, omnidirectional wind turbine capable of generating 600 watts of off-grid power in low and…

Jeremiah Castelo

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WaterLily Turbine Review: Your one device for endless energy

The WaterLily Turbine is a portable hydropower device that generates energy from rivers or streams.…

Jeremiah Castelo

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10 Vendors to Buy Vegetable Seeds Online From in 2021

A list of companies and catalogs where you can buy vegetables seeds online amidst a worldwide shortage. Also provides other…

Jeremiah Castelo

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How to Conserve Water on the Homestead [We Did by 90%]

Homesteader Kara Stiff details how she reduced water usage at her home by 90% by making simple but effective lifestyle…

Kara Stiff

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Top 13 Online Permaculture Design Courses

A list and description of the top online permaculture courses which focus on food forestry and sustainable living.…

Jeremiah Castelo

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3 Easy Steps to Start Homesteading from an Experienced Grower

A great explanation on how to get started with homesteading for those with no experience at all.…

Kara Stiff