Whether you live deep in the woods or on the top floor of a high-rise apartment, we truly believe that you can enrich your life by becoming more self-reliant.
This magazine contains articles on cooking, DIY information, gardening, livestock, foraging, building, and preparedness.
Self-Reliance magazine is available as a printed edition and for Amazon Kindle.
In the current issue — Fall 2018
♣ Pacific Northwest Megaquake — it may be just around the corner by Dave Duffy
♣ Planning for survival with the OODA loop by Don Lewis
♣ Where will you get water in an emergency? by Patrice Lewis
♣ Earthquake power by Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E.
♣ Emergency sanitation by Patrice Lewis
♣ Medical issues in earthquake scenarios by Joe Alton, MD
♣ Mommy, I’m hungry! by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ When natural disaster strikes, a pantry full of canned foods is a real life saver by Linda Gabris
In the self-reliant home
♣ Keeping clean by Angeline Hawkes
♣ On being sharp by Len McDougall
In the garden
♣ Survival gardening by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ Tips for the new gardener by Tom Kovach
♣ Short season gardening by Michele Cooper
In the kitchen
♣ Make ghee: The shelf-stable way to preserve butter by Kathy Harrison
♣ Preserving pears by Kristina Seleshanko
♣ Make bone broth by Melissa Souza
In the workshop
♣ A scrap bookshelf anyone can make by Roger W. Grim
♣ Ask Jackie by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ Reader feedback
Gardening after sixty
By Jackie Clay-Atkinson Nearly all of us garden in some form or another. After all, isn’t growing our own foodRead more.
Build a goat-proof dog feeding area
By Robby Lockeby My Great Pyrenees is the perfect herd dog: she’s aggressive enough to chase off predators, yet gentleRead more.
Knife sharpening: The coarse truth about a fine skill
By Wayne Adair At age 63 now, I’ve been a knife owner for 59 years. Your math is correct. IRead more.
Growing carrots and parsnips
By Jackie Clay-Atkinson Most of us love carrots, and those of us who know how good parsnips taste love themRead more.
Mobile home roof repair
By Daniel Motz One thing that most people who have ever lived in a mobile home can agree on isRead more.
An old-school cache to store food and supplies
By Setanta O’Ceillaigh After two very productive gardens and two winters of dehydrating food, I found I had a substantialRead more.
Melon pits, sheet composting, and compost tea
By David Goodman As an utter cheapskate, I’ve spent much of my life finding ways to re-use and stretch everythingRead more.
A few tips for cutting firewood
Chuck Klein There are only two economical, exciting, expeditious, and fun methods of cutting firewood: one is with a chainsaw,Read more.
Laundry line tips from an old hat
By Amanda Woodlee Nothing warms my pioneer blood like clothes hanging on a line to dry. For me it’s aRead more.
By Lacey Jean “I would sleep on this. And wear it! I would bring it everywhere!” one cherub-cheeked youngster exclaimedRead more.