It seems impossible to think of him as other than well and strong and self reliant.
He had no fear of being left alone for his training as a Boy Scout had made him too self reliant for that.
You are vigilant and self reliant; and, pleased with this, I wish not to obtrude any constraints or restraints upon you.
They saw the youths were strong and self reliant, ever ready to act and to carry out their resolutions.
Stubbs was no less brutal, when occasion served, but he was not self reliant.
They understood woodcraft and hunting; they were hardy, self reliant, courageous.