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From mindset to skill building and preparedness, we've divided these self reliance tips by category to help you get started. When you can provide for yourself, even in a small way, it gives you a feeling of empowerment. 

Pick one thing off the list and start there. Trying to do everything is a recipe for overload. Don't delay getting started, waiting for the right conditions. There will always be a reason not to get started. Home Remedies, Self Reliance, When You Can, Mindset, Get Started, Start, Self, Preparedness, Empowerment
50 Ways to Become More Self-Reliant
From mindset to skill building and preparedness, we've divided these self reliance tips by category to help you get started. When you can provide for yourself, even in a small way, it gives you a feeling of empowerment. Pick one thing off the list and start there. Trying to do everything is a recipe for overload. Don't delay getting started, waiting for the right conditions. There will always be a reason not to get started.
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Practical Gifts for Every Budget (Plus 5 Easy Gift Wrapping Tips)
Practical gifts that people will actually use, starting at under $20, plus five ways to dress up gifts without spending a ton of money.
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A Homestead Night Before Christmas
A homesteading twist on the Night Before Christmas poem, A Visit from St. Nicolaus, sharing our family's homesteading dreams.
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Stop Birds Hitting Windows – 5 Tips to Protect Our Feathered Friends
Window collisions are usually worse in spring and fall during migration, with birds flying through less familiar territory, but can happen any time of year. I've put together a list of quick fixes to stop birds hitting windows. Homestead | homesteading | homesteading for beginners
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Build a Secure Greenhouse Foundation That Lets You Plant in the Soil
Build a Greenhouse. How to Decide Where to Locate Your Greenhouse. Clear and Level the Area and Mark the Location of Your Footings. Create the Box Frame that Supports your Greenhouse. Attach Your Greenhouse to the Foundation and more. Greenhouse ideas | greenhouse ideas diy | greenhouse ideas small
Cheap ways to keep your house warm in winter. Some tips reduce heat loss, others add heat to the home or keep the heat where you need it. Survival life hacks | survival life hacks homestead | survival life Home, Life Hacks, Homestead Survival, Household Hacks, Construction Remodeling, Survival Life Hacks, Remodel
25 Cheap Ways to Keep Your House Warm in Winter on the Homestead
Cheap ways to keep your house warm in winter. Some tips reduce heat loss, others add heat to the home or keep the heat where you need it. Survival life hacks | survival life hacks homestead | survival life
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How to Put Up a Snow Fence
Do snow fences work? Yes they do, but there are a few things you should know before you put yours up. We put up our snow fence right around 1st frost each year.
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How to Get Rid of Mice in Your House and Garage
If you build it, mice will come - learn how to keep mice out of the house, catch them if they've already gotten in, and safely clean up the waste they leave behind.
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Keeping Warm - Winter Prep List for You and Your Home
Little things can make a big difference when it comes to keeping warm and comfortable in your home. A friend of mine made one change from this list and raised the temp in her daughter's bedroom over 10 degrees – without turning up the thermostat. With the right preps, we reduce our heating bills all season, and are in much better shape if a winter storm knocks out the power.
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Winter Car Kit and Winter Vehicle Maintenance Checklist
In recent years, many areas of the country have been hit with some heavy snow and ice storms – sometimes unexpectedly. We'll share a winter vehicle maintenance checklist and winter car kit checklist to help you prepare for cold weather travel.
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25 Cheap Ways to Keep Your House Warm in Winter
For those looking to reduce your heating bill without a big investment, we've put together a list of 25 cheap ways to keep your house warm in winter. Some of these options reduce heat loss, others add heat to the home or keep the heat where you need it.
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Car Won't Start in the Cold? Check Out these Troubleshooting Tips
If your car won't start in the cold, the best solution combines proper maintenance and options to make a cold start easier on your vehicle.In northern Wisconsin, cold winter weather is a fact of life. My 2007 Saturn Ion starts in weather as cold as -25°F actual temp without fail, without any special treatment. (But not everyone is so lucky.)
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Kitchen Substitutions (Save Time, Money, and Aggravation)
It's so frustrating to be in the middle of cooking and realize you don't have a needed ingredient on hand. With this list of kitchen substitutions, you can improvise with common pantry ingredients to get your recipe finished.
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Gardening Gifts - 15 Great Gift Ideas (Fun and Useful!)
Many of the gardening gift guides aren't a great fit for me, so I decided to put together a list for those who like some functional mixed in with their fun. Here are 15 gift ideas for the gardener in your life, to take them from planting to harvest, and brighten their holidays.
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Practical Gifts for Every Budget (Plus 5 Gift Wrapping Tips)
We're sharing some of our favorite practical gifts that people will actually use, starting at under $30. To wrap up the post, Laurie shares some tips for dressing up gifts without spending a ton of money.