Part of being a homesteader or survivalist is self-sufficiency, which is the ability to do things yourself without having to rely on external organizations or people.
Many of us, for instance, have learned how to do-it-yourself (DIY) when it comes to home improvement projects, survival preparation, and household goods.
This not only makes us more self-reliant as well as saving money in many cases.
Because greater self-sufficiency means less reliance on others, we are always looking for new skills and ideas for DIY.
One area that is often overlooked is doing your own household goods and food for storage.
Yet, while this is not as exciting as building something for most of us, it can save thousands and make us more self-sufficient.
To see some ideas of stuff you can do yourself to save money and gain self-sufficiency, check out the next page.