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Practical Christmas gifts

When I moved out on my own my parents gave me a going-away present; a basic tool kit, with a small hammer, tape measure, pliers, box knife, and a adjustable screwdriver. Those simple tools saw a lot of use. Though … Continue reading

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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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