Resources for Building Greater Self-Reliance


Do you want to become more self-reliant? Are you starting a homestead or small farm? Would you like to learn more about the modern grid systems that enslave us? If so, then you’ve come to the right place!

We’ve compiled these books, training resources, and website articles to help you reduce your dependence on the grid by becoming more self-reliant, one step at a time.


“Treating Dairy Cows Naturally: Thoughts & Strategies” by Hubert J. Karreman

“Small-Scale Livestock Farming: A Grass-Based Approach for Health, Sustainability, and Profit” by Carol Ekarius

“Raising Goats Naturally: The Complete Guide to Milk, Meat and More” by Deborah Niemann


Finances & Freedom

“A World In Debt” by Freeman Tilden

“Money and Man: A Survey of Monetary Experience” by Elgin Groseclose

“I’ll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition” by Twelve Southerners


“Foodmatters” Film

“Food, Inc.” Film

“Farmageddon” Film

“The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals” by Michael Pollan

“Fresh” Film

“Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World” by Joel Salatin

Local Food

Gardening & Herbs


“The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Managing Finances, Crops, and Staff – and Making a Profit” by Richard Wiswall

The Foxfire Books



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