This page contains tools and resources for liberty through self-reliance.
SELF-RELIANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY
As the risk of crises grows in the 21st century, so too does the importance of the increased self-reliance. Self-reliance tools communities, families and individuals to respond effectively to the unexpected and maintain integrity and liberty in the face of dramatically changing natural and societal circumstances.
Before the industrial revolution, 80% of US population worked directly or indirectly in agriculture and 20% did not; interceded only minimally by technology and industry. After the industrial revolution, 20% worked in agriculture and 80% did not. Today only 1 or 2% are directly involved in agriculture while the other 98% live highly specialized, fragmented lives completely dependent on industrial processes for the survival of their families and endurance of their communities. These industrial processes are not only correlated with environmental degradation, overconsumption, population growth and an addiction to abstract economic growth. In other words, they have decreased our self-reliance and sustainability. This has amounted to heightened state of dependency on big agriculture, and big government and a decrease in the individuals capacity to maintain integrity and liberty in the face of institutional and systemic abuse. Not surprisingly, self-reliance effectively enhances ecological sustainability and the capacity of other systems and organisms to endure.
These same processes have also given rise to a number of tools and resources that can dramatically enhance self-relianceif incorporated. Permaculture systems, simple living architecture and design processes, green technologies, renewable energy, water collection systems, recycling and up-cycling systems, ethical consumerism tools and resources, sustainable modes of travel, 3d printers, long term storage food, water filtration, sustainable sewage and grey water systems, atmospheric water generators, desalination systems, hunting, fishing, sustainable agriculture tools, and the list goes on.
1. The Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation poll revealed that 48 percent of US adults lack emergency supplies for use in the event of catastrophes.
2. More than 53 percent of Americans do not have a three-day supply of nonperishable food and water in their home, those surveyed believe they can survive in their homes for an average of 16 days in the event of a disaster.
3. The poll also revealed that 55 percent of Americans think they can rely on local authorities to come to their rescue when disaster strikes.
4. A large study has found that up to one half of all plants and animals species on dry land could face extinction by the year 2050 due to climate change. According to the World Resources Institute, 100 species die each day due to tropical deforestation.
5. Some scientists believe that at the current rate of resource depletion, the Earth will become limited to sustaining only about 2 billion humans by the year 2100. Currently there are over 6.7 billion lives on the earth to support, and of these nearly 15 million children die each year of malnutrition and starvation. In the U.S., one third of the population is overweight and spends approximately $35 billion to cure this disease. $20 billion is all that would be necessary to feed every single malnourished nation.
6. The typical U.S. Home uses no less than about 300 gallons of water every single day. Many people around the world have to travel miles just to carry back 5 gallons to use for an entire family.
Tools and Resources
Minimalist and Simple-Living Tools
We have palaces today compared to the Indians. But at least the Indians owned their Teepee, we live in debt and loose liberty as a result. Tiny houses are an alternative. Find house plans, designs, interactive maps with local builders, alliances for building tiny houses.
The small house movement is a famous description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes.
Off grid and self sufficient homes are designed to allow an individual, group or community to thrive without Off-the-grid homes are autonomous; they do not rely on municipal water supply, sewer, natural gas, electrical power grid, or similar utility services. A true off-grid house is able to operate completely independently of all traditional public utility services. When in combination with building materials that can be sourced on site with capability of self repairing and maintaining the structure, this is a powerful liberty enhancing tool.
survival food and gear
Long-Term Storage Food
Long term storage food gives you resilience and self reliance in the face of liberty threatening crisis or unrest. These products are Organic, Non-GMO, healthy calories and best bang for buck. You can get amounts anywhere from 2 week supply to 1.5 year supply.
Find corroborated pipe bunkers, hardened concrete bunkers, garage bunkers and more.
Bug-Out Bags have all you need to grab and leave and survive in an emergency. Find bugout bags for 2 individuals and groups. They generally include Meals ready to eat, tent, sleeping bags, water purificaiton tablets, etc...
Personal Protection Kits
Personal protection kits have non lethal forms of protection. Kits include auto and travel kits, home and apartment invasion, Riot kits, etc...
Emergency Seed Vaults
Seed vaults are more than handy in surviving and maintaining liberty in an emergency. Find seed vaults for vegetables, fruit, herbs and medicinal plants.
Food & Water Independence
gardening and permaculture
Find heirloom seed exchanges, permaculture institutes, solar-powered refrigerators that are able to keep perishable goods such as meat and dairy cool in hot climates, and are used to keep vaccines from spoiling.
Find tools and resources for backyard chicken coops, livestock, bee keeping etc...
Water collection and storage
Find rainwater collection systems, atmospheric water generators, drill your own well resources and tools.
Solar and wind maps & calculators
Find interactive solar and wind maps that give extensive data that can be used in choosing energy sources for gaining energy independence. Also find calculators for budgeting and estimating costs and energy needed for energy independence.
Projects and Info
Find do it yourself projects and plans as well as resources for learning more information about tools available for gaining energy independence.
suppliers and manufacturers
Find exhaustive directories and databases of suppliers and manufacturers of solar and wind and other alternative energy systems used in gaining energy independence.
human power generators
Find hand generators and foot pedal generators that allow you to generate energy for appliances remotely and independently of energy grids using mechanical energy from the human body.
human powered and hybrid alternative transportation
Find the latest and most efficient and affordable pedal powered and solar/electric hybrid bikes vessels on the planet and free yourself from dependence on fossil fuels for transportation as well as licensing and registration requirements for travel.
Energy independent appliances and electronics
Find solar laptops and other energy independent appliances and electronics (more coming soon).