With all the events taking place across the globe, more and more people and entire families are turning to a more self-reliant lifestyle and are living from scratch. But what does living from scratch mean exactly? In this post, you will learn exactly what living from scratch means and how you can start learning to live a more self-reliant lifestyle in the process.
This post is part of the Living From Scratch Giveaway, happening throughout the entire month of September. The giveaway includes over 20 bloggers who will share their knowledge and even a FREEBIE or two throughout the entire month. As a special addition to the giveaway, and as a celebration of this new site I am hosting an additional giveaway to one lucky reader!
You can read more about the giveaway and meet the bloggers at the end of this post. For now, let’s discuss living from scratch, shall we?
What Exactly is Living from Scratch?
One definition from Merriam Websters Dictionary says “living from scratch means to earn barely enough money to live.” The definition I prefer though is from Cambridge Dictionary which states “from the beginning, without using anything that already exists”. The “from the beginning” is the part we will concentrate on.
If you are taking on a new lifestyle, like being self-reliant, where do you start? From the beginning, of course. And in the beginning, you learn new skills and ways to accomplish what you are setting out to do. That’s what this site is all about!
Basic Living From Scratch Skills
When you think of the terms “from scratch” what do you think of? Baking homemade bread? Making a meal from scratch? Those are some great examples! Below are some great “from scratch” skills you should be learning.
- Churn your own butter
- Make a rag rug
- Start a fire
- Create your own candles
- Use a clothesline
- Learn how to render and use lard
- Stock a pantry
- Learn to meal plan
- Make a budget
- Start an herb garden
- Start a vegetable garden
- Make your own cleaners
- Cook from scratch
- Preserve by canning
- Take a basic first aid class
- Learn basic survival skills
- Learn Basic Prepping Skills
Now that you have a small list of skills to start with, where do you go to learn them? Well, you can start right here at Road to Reliance! Visit Our Story to learn more about Lance and myself first. After you get to know us, you can visit the Start Here page and get started on your own journey towards the Road to Reliance.
Now On to The Living From Scratch Giveaway Information…
The Living from Scratch Giveaway is a group of bloggers within the homemaking, homesteading, simple life, and self-sufficiency communities who have come together to answer questions, offer tips, ideas, direction, and much more.
Why a Living from Scratch Giveaway?
Have you ever asked yourself the following questions?
If an emergency takes place could I and my family survive it?
Do I have enough water stored for an emergency?
Can I make home remedies if needed and no doctor is available?
Do I have the necessary skills for surviving an emergency situation?
With all of the craziness that has taken place in the world lately, you need to be prepared for just about anything at this point. That’s where a great group of bloggers has come together to help you do just that. These bloggers have done their research and now they are sharing their findings with you in the form of FREE products!
The Living From Scratch Giveaway Bloggers
When you visit each of these bloggers, you will find great tips and information within the homemaking, homesteading, simple life, and self-reliance communities. From gardening to canning your harvest; stretching your budget; raising small livestock and what to do with the milk; growing herbs and making Kombucha, and so much more!
Through these great posts, we hope to help you reduce the worry about the future and offer ways to relieve the weight of financial stresses, feeding your family, and surviving anything life can throw at you.
Each blogger in the Living From Scratch Giveaway is offering a special FREE gift for you to help you on your journey. It may be a FREE Ebook, a recipe, a printable, and more.
Before I send you to get all your FREE stuff, let me tell you how my part works. I will be giving away a FREE gift each week here at Road to Reliance so make sure you check back every Friday for your next gift! Today let me share the Coconut Oil Handbook. Just fill in the form below if you are not already a subscriber and claim yours today. Don’t worry if you subscribed already. You can find all of the FREEBIES on my Resource Page for subscribers! The password is in your welcome email!
Get my FREE gift to you – The Coconut Oil Handbook! Just sign up HERE!
That’s not all I have to offer either! Join the FREE Giveaway to get a $20 Gift Certificate from Mary’s Seeds! Just apply below! You can check out Mary’s Seeds HERE.
Meet the From Scratch Giveaway Bloggers
Shawna – Home Grown Self Reliance
Kathi – Oak Hill Homestead
Julie – The Farm Wife
Dianne – Hidden Springs Homestead
Michelle – Souly Rested
Suzan – It’s My Sustainable Life
Sarita – An Off Grid Life
Leah – Leah Lynch Blog
Julia – Dogwoods & Dandelions
Jennifer – The Everyday Farmhouse
Jason – Seeds for Generations
Kelly – Simple Life Mom
Lesa – Better Hens and Gardens
Mary – Life is Just Ducky
Janet – Timber Creek Farm
I hope you find all of the FREE products helpful and enjoyable! Make sure you sign up for the giveaway above to have a chance to win your gift certificate for Mary’s Seeds! See ya next week!