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This website presents information and ideas concerning becoming more self sufficient, especially for producing your own food by gardening. Other aspects of self sufficiency are presented: maintaining health through diet and exercize and reducing dependence on manufactured products by reducing consumption. Reducing consumption includes recognizing that many consumer products are ineffective and life is just as good or better without them. In many cases improvised solutions work better at lower cost than retail solutions that often do not provide the exact requirements of your particular set of circumstances. Many consumer products are hyped but if carefully judged, fail to perform as well as lower cost alternatives. Is vitamin-added, sugared cereal made from dehulled, degermed, toasted, and otherwise processed grain actually a better value than whole wheat grain, soaked in water and steamed for 5 or 10 minutes? Sure, Mornin' Gems can be enjoyable to eat, but I do not want to eat it on a regular basis.

So why be self sufficient, besides being able to meet your needs when no retail solution seems practical? The present system of food and comsumer product distribution seems reliable and is mostly a good deal. I expect that to be the case for the rest of my life. But something could happen to change that. There are many real possibilities. It seems prudent to develop some resilience just in case the unexpected happens.

I live in central eastern Ohio in climate zone 6. Ideas presented on this website seem appropriate to my situation. Some ideas are untested but seem promising. If you have other values and goals, your take on the value of those ideas may be less optimistic. Use your own judgement.

I have a lot of failures but also some successes. Perhaps my experiences, and ideas from other people, will help you to achieve a few more successes for some of your goals.

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Stuff for having fun and putting a little more pleasure into living - anything that you may find useful in your quest for enjoyment and satisfaction.

Concise health and nutrition information by Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Other online health and nutrition information articles

My own thoughts about health

What to have in your car for pleasure and function

High fiber high nutrient whole food sources

Kitchen tools for garden food

Unusual coffee recipes
Paper books:

Books about enjoying leisure and having fun

Books on calamity prep and staying healthy

Food and recipe books

Gardening books

Science books

Science fiction books

Date ideas books
Downloadable ebooks:

eBooks about leisure and having fun

eBooks about gardening

eBooks about food

eBooks about science

Science fiction ebooks

The best way to read an ebook
Disruption and resilience:

Thriving in an uncertain future

Supplies needed if the power grid fails
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