Last week I started this series of articles to hopefully give you a road map for deciding if this self sufficient lifestyle is really for you or not. As I addressed in that first article in this series, I think frugality is very important. In fact, it was the single most important point for both Ranae and I as we embarked on this lifestyle many years ago.
One reader wrote to me with a great question/point, after reading last week’s article. I never really defined what “self-sufficient” means. I eluded to the fact that you could ask ten different people what the term means, and you would probably get ten different answers. But I never really told you what I think it means. I like this definition the best, “Living simply and efficiently; making everything we do and everything we consume stretch as far as possible.” Continue reading