Recently I had a conversation about the definition of self sufficiency, at least my definition. I don’t think I gave a satisfactory answer, because self sufficiency means different things to different people. On the extreme end of dependency you have the person with a maid, butler and chauffeur, and on the extreme end of self sufficiency you have the woodsman who makes his own clothes from skins and traps his food. I believe there are many definitions in between. I personally do not subscribe to the lone wolf scenario, but believe that we need family, whether blood, or intentionally invited, to survive. Regardless of your definition, what is right for you may not be right for others, so any definition can be correct. Please discuss below.