Tag Archives: Self reliance

Self reliance at work

Wolverine at American Preppers Network has an interesting post on teaching self reliance. I told him that I wasn’t taking the self-defense class. I told him that we should be teaching a self-reliance class to the group too. He asked … Continue reading

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Break goals down to make them manageable

Every new year many of us make resolutions for the year. You may even be considering some self reliance related resolutions. May I recommend one simple trick for increasing your chances of success? I find it helps to break goals … Continue reading

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Self reliance, humility, and charity

As I’ve said before, I don’t think some people’s idea of self reliance can be achieved. I don’t think we will ever get to the point where we don’t need anyone else for anything. There are people who do it, … Continue reading

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The cost of "free"

My sister, over at Knot in the Rope, has a post on how misleading many “free” can be. Very few things are really free. What is the mentality of “free”? It’s the belief that “free” means there is NO cost!  … Continue reading

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More self reliance fun

How to make your own laundry soap and soap dispenser! The benefits and rules of family dinners.  

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Tinkering has a proud history

Popular Mechanics ask and answers the question: is it valuable to tinker with things? But this begs the question, are the modern day DIYers’ wild projects as worthwhile as “serious” projects such as car restoration or tiling a bathroom? Should … Continue reading

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Another reason for self reliance

You get to wear hats! (At the time I published this their site was down. I’m hoping it comes back so this link isn’t dead)  

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Self reliance means skills, not just tools

Melanie Williams at Where Simplicity Leads has some excellent thoughts on the difference between tools and skills in self reliance: When I was just getting serious about simple living a few years ago I read an article about self-reliance which … Continue reading

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How does one "sell" self reliance?

That’s the question taken up at the California Preppers Network: And we’re all clearly fighting an up-hill battle against government’s well-funded campaign to remove all risk and consequence from our lives.  We’re encouraged to live as milk-calves to government’s bottomless … Continue reading

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Old fashioned values and self reliance

American Thinker published a column by Edward Bernard Glick about his grandmother and her insistence on learning English when she emigrated to America. I’m not above giving some help to immigrants, but I believe she mostly had the right attitude: … Continue reading

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