Monthly Archives: April 2010

Relearning the lessons of the Great Depression

Merry Ann Frisby of the Tallahassee Democrat has an article up about how she is coming around to the way her grandmothers used to think after the Great Depression: Both of my grandmothers died with kitchen drawers full of twist … Continue reading

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Instant garden

There is an interesting article on making an instant garden over at The Survival, Emergency Preparedness and Self Reliance Blog (Try typing that one five times fast!), complete with pictures. I get the idea that these are intended to be … Continue reading

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Getting rich quickly – It’s the new black

It’s almost as if there were millions of people out of work and looking for anything to keep themselves and their families afloat. Every day my spam box fills up with various schemes for getting rich quickly by working at … Continue reading

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Are we free if we are in debt?

Karen Boroff raises the question in New Jersey Voices: Which one of us can be free when we owe others sums beyond our ability to repay? How as a nation can we be free with billions and trillions of debt? … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Self Reliance Exchange!

Self Reliance Exchange is celebrating their 500th post! They’ve included a list of their ten most popular articles: Let’s take a moment to examine what’s popular in terms of articles and categories. Popular articles reflect reader interest in specific subjects. … Continue reading

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Is self-reliance the enemy of specialization?

I came across an interesting article on GuruFocus.com putting economics in very simple terms; ie. our individual survival depends on accumulation of energy, that specialization allowed for more efficient energy collection, and that money represents stored energy: People are creatures … Continue reading

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Tools of the long-distance commuter

My brother has had to take a job five hours away from his home. He lives near work on weekdays and comes home on weekends. It’s not a fun life, but it’ll be the status quo until the real estate … Continue reading

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Other sources of self reliance information

I would be foolish to believe I am alone in my interest in self reliance. There are already plenty of people out there talking about it. Their approaches differ dramatically. Some are looking to live a more self-sustainable lifestyle. Some … Continue reading

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In case you were wondering

My yearly checkup with my cardiologist went fine. Taking echo-cardiograms is becoming second-nature to me now, though I’m regularly impressed how the technician can look at the odd stuff on the screen and know what they are looking at. And … Continue reading

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Here’s to you, Doc

I like to speak badly of the doctor who had the gall to keep finding things wrong with me, but when it comes right down to it, I’m grateful. No one likes to hear bad medical news, but once you … Continue reading

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