I recently came across the website selfsufficientbackyard.com and I must say I was impressed with the wealth of information they have on backyard self-sufficiency. The site is well organized and easy to navigate, with detailed guides on everything from gardening and raising livestock to creating a sustainable ecosystem using permaculture principles. I particularly appreciated the focus on creating a more self-sufficient lifestyle and reducing our carbon footprint. Overall, I found the website to be a valuable resource for anyone looking to live more sustainably and take control of their own sustenance. I highly recommend it!
This plan is designed for a family of 4 and includes detailed instructions for water collection, medicinal gardening, hybrid electricity systems, bio insect control, and root cellars. With just 1,020 square feet of land per person, you can easily downsize the plan to fit your specific needs.
In this blog post, we will delve into each section and provide you with all the information you need to start your own self-sufficient backyard.
How to Make a Cheap Water Collection System
One of the most important aspects of self-sufficiency is having a reliable water source. We will show you how to make the simplest water collection system and how you can easily implement it on your own homestead. Our system is inexpensive and can collect and store every gallon you need. Plus, it can be used for irrigation and drinking water.
The 7 Herbs You Need in Your Medicinal Garden
In addition to growing your own food, it's essential to have a medicinal garden on your homestead. We will introduce you to the 7 plants you need to have and not only how to care for them, but how to turn them into tinctures and other remedies. For the last 40 years, we’ve been using these herbs and have found them to be very effective.
How to Set Up Your Backyard Hybrid Electricity System at a Low Cost
One of the biggest expenses for many households is electricity. But with our hybrid electricity system, you can produce your own power at a low cost. We’ll show you what batteries to get for storage, what type of controller, cables, inverter… everything you need and how to set them up for maximum efficiency. This system is ultra-reliable and you can even sell excess power back to the utility company if you choose to remain connected to the grid.
24-hour BIO insect control system
Instead of using pesticides, you can grow all your produce organically by making a small swallow or bluebird house and a bat shelter. These natural predators will take turns getting rid of pests for you, keeping your backyard free of harmful chemicals.
How to easily make your own root cellar
We will show you how to make different root cellars and how you can easily add whichever you want to your homestead. From full-sized, under-the-house root cellars to small barrel or trash can root cellars, there’s surely something here for you.
The Self-Sufficient Backyard is a comprehensive guide to making the most of your ¼ acre parcel. With detailed instructions for water collection, medicinal gardening, hybrid electricity systems, bio insect control, and root cellars, you can easily become self-sufficient in terms of food, water, and electricity.
This guide is a must-read for anyone looking to become more self-sufficient. The instructions are easy to follow and the information is well-researched and practical. The water collection system is a game-changer and the medicinal gardening section is a great addition that can save a lot of money on natural remedies and supplements. The hybrid electricity system is also a cost-effective solution that not only saves money but also provides a reliable source of power. The bio insect control system is a great way to keep pests at bay without using harmful chemicals. The root cellar section is also a great addition that can help store food for long periods. Overall, the Self-Sufficient Backyard guide is a valuable resource for anyone looking to take control of their own food and energy production.