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There are many reasons to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle: prepping for a disaster, saving money on groceries, using healthier foods and products. Whatever your reasons, if you want to be self-sufficient, you have to learn to make your own things. The less often you have to go to the store, the better.
Six Dollar Family is a blog by Stacy Barr whose family ran into some serious financial problems a few years ago. In order to get by, she found multiple ways to save money and blogged about what she learned along the way.
In these two articles, she explains how she saved $2500 a year on groceries by making things like: body wash, bread, dish soap, granola bars, lotion, paper towels, pasta, pepto bismol, shampoo, ranch dressing, and at least 50 other things.
Even better, she links to tutorials where you can learn how to make these things yourself. Whether you’re looking to cut your grocery budget or just be more self-sufficient, you should check out these articles.
The links to both lists of things to stop buying and start making are below: