7 Days of Christmas Giveaways


Congratulations to Tim C. For wining day 8 of our Christmas Giveaway Contest.

We are going to mix it up a little different today; we are going to run a two day contest with two winners. The Contest runs form 10 a.m. 12/18 to 10 a.m. 12/20. Some of the entry options you can do daily to increase your chances of winning.

If you enter by pinterest, this should be the description for the image.

Home much land do you need to be self-sufficient?

Make sure you click on the I visited button, I tweeted button or the I pinned it button on the raffle widget once completed to register your entry.

The prize is going to be a copy of Dare To Prepare by Holly Drennan Deyo.

[quote_box_center]Written by Holly Drennan Deyo with an introduction by Stan Deyo, this magnificent work is THE ultimate city-suburban-rural emergency preparedness reference book. Dare To Prepare is now 632 pages in 8-1/2″ by 11″ format paperback – about the size of a telephone book. Over 330 photographs and illustrations, plus many charts and tables, make personalized preparedness super simple.[/quote_box_center]

[quote_box_center]69 chapters are dedicated to step-by-step preparation in simple English, much of which you will find nowhere else, as well as personal anecdotes. Dare To Prepareis not just a compilation of lists; it is the blueprint for how Holly and Stan Deyo organize their home. All the information you need to store provisions long and short-term is included besides detailed instructions of long-forgotten skills that’s fun for the entire family. Lot of options are given to make your planning as flexible and personalized as possible. Dare To Prepare empowers you to store confidently for as little or as long as you like using both metric and US measurements throughout.[/quote_box_center]

It is probably one of the best books on preparedness, but don’t let the title scare you; it is also a excellent blueprint for self-sufficient living.

One note; these books are brand new but there is some slight water damage to the cover due to storage issues. My apologies

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Good Luck!


  1. We’ve lived on 1/2 acre, 18+ acres, a single 7800 sq ft lot, and now a little more than 3 acres, which is perfect. Geography and climate play a role in how much land is needed to comfortably “make a stand” on a piece of land. In Maine, for instance, we required land for not just gardening but for culling and storing wood, e.g. Out here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s a different story. We can get by nicely with a few acres primarily for growing. A well built house out here can create a decent amount of warmth via solar hot water radiant and a little bit of wood, mostly for ambiance. About a 1/2 cord would do nicely. On our single lot it was fine for growing but it could be difficult when the neighbors starting building bigger houses and shading our space (lame). It’s impressive how much can be done on a single lot. A few acres though seems just right!