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Self - Sufficiency Ratings Chart 2002
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Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-
called comforts of life, are not only in-
dispensable, but positive hindrances to
the elevation of humanity.
                   ~ Henry David Thoreau ~

NOTE: Rating chart based on guesstimates
and used only as visual guide to gauge our
progress.
We have been blessed and are grateful for
our location and past opportunities.
Due to our current circumstances and locale
some goals are not totally achievable.  

                                                                0%  25%  50% 75% 100%
LIFESTYLE
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Haircutting
          
Shopping (Buying in bulk )             

Preserving / Drying            

Using Bio-Degradable Cleaning Products
          
Unschooling  
          
Alternative Medicine
         
Cooking & Baking from Scratch
             
Soap Making & Other Toiletries
            
Bread Making
              
Sprouting         

Butter, Cheese, Yogurt Making
               
Entertainment : selected TV, no
video/electronic games
           
Recreation: Alternative Vacations

         
OFF THE GRID   (electr., water, cable, )
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Solar & Wood Cooking
            
Living without Central Air and Heat
         
Washing Clothes w/o Washing Machine
            
Solar Clothes Drying
         
Lighting
                
Water Heating
                  
Non Electric Appliances & Tools: personal/home, yard/craft
          
Transportation: Alternative and Reduction

          
AGRICULTURE / FOOD
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Vegetables
              
Herbs, Culinary
            
Herbs, Medicinal
            
Fruits
              
Staples: Wheat, Rice, Dried Beans
          
Eggs
          
Milk & Diary Products
          
Vegetarian (no meat diet)

             
CRAFTS
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Knitting
            
Crocheting
          
Leatherwork
            
Sewing
              
Woodworking
            
Candle Making

          
CONSERVATION
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Water Conservation
          
Water Reclamation / Greywater
                
Composting
              
Vermicomposting
            
Recycling

         
OTHER
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Repairing Bicycles
            
Plant Propagation
          
Eating with the Seasons
            
Foraging
          
Seed Saving
          
Health Care Skills
            
Bartering
          
Outdoor Survival Skills
          
Animals
                              
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