How, where and what you do to become self-sufficient is a personal choice.
Doing as much as you can yourself in the environment you live is a noble goal.
It takes time and discipline to reach your goals but once they are reached it can be quite liberating.
Here's a list of things you can do (some big, some small) to become more self-sufficient.
You will find that most of these tips will save you money and are good for the environment.
Saving money comes hand in hand with self-sufficiency. Your labor is much cheaper than someone else's.
Would you like to add your ideas to the list?