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  1. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I was thinking today, how much would it cost to become totally self sufficient? Completely prepared, armed, supplied, and have the ability to continue doing so as indefinitely as possible? I'll do some calculations tomorrow, but what do you think? Can one family even cover all their bases? How...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    We got a few more future egg producers yesterday. Self Sufficiency egg at a time. :D: No idea why the pics are not showing. You can see them at my blog site above while I go find a new picture hosting site....or maybe I'm just doing it wrong.
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have about 8 fruit trees and I'm planting 6 or 8 more... Apples, peaches, nectarines, pears, plums all with the required pollinators in the orchard. I'm also planning on some nut trees for added protien as well. In the fruit garden we have 3 Blueberry bushes, 6 canes of rasberry, 2 gooseberry...
  4. British Isles and ROI
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  5. British Isles and ROI
    I appologise if there is a suitable thread allready existing on this site i tried searching and couldnt find one. i have access to some land and my long term objective is to become as self sufficient as possible on it. I have many questions that i hope some people can help me with.. than you in...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    To truly be a survivalist requires far more than merely stockpiling food and weapons. Useful and necessary skills include hunting, fishing, gardening, canning, and raising livestock such as chickens. One needs to know how to butcher and prepare animals for food. One must know how to make their...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm wondering what I can feed dogs when I'm self sufficient. I'm almost there, but having other animals makes it harder. I am planning on getting border collies (maybe up to three) to help me with goats and moving them. Other than table scraps what can I feed them? How can I make a dog food...