Back in the ‘70s the term self-sufficient living was
phrased. It is just a way to take care of yourself and your loved ones when the economy goes
sour. For some it is a lifestyle for a
lifetime. Others are stocking up and getting ready if our economy collapses. Not being completely dependent on
government or a 9-5 job is a good way to have peace of mind. Here you’ll find
how to have a self-sufficient life.
To live self-sufficiently, you’ll need some skills. Some of
these, you may already have. You’ll need a garden first for food. This is one
thing that even apartment dwellers can do. Plants can be grown on decks and
patios. If you have more space, you can supply your entire family with food all
year. You’ll need to learn how to can and freeze food, but that is an easy task
once you know how. Don’t worry, I’ll show you how it’s done. Canning is easy once you have the
Home grown food is safer, without all the chemicals that are
used on commercially grown fruits and vegetables. You can eat the food right
after it is picked and get more flavor and vitamins that way.
If you have the space and your zoning laws allow it, you can
raise chickens for eggs and meat. Rabbits are another good option, because they
are small and reproduce quickly. Larger
livestock is going to demand a lot more space and you’ll need to live in a
Pay off your charge cards, car loan and mortgage. I know
this sound overwhelming to some of you, but if you start working at it, you’ll
be surprised how quickly you can pay it down. Most of your payment goes to
interest. You want to change that. I’ll show you how.
Think about alternative energy sources. It is a good idea to
have a back-up system when power fails.
But we want to cut costs too. In northern states solar power won’t be
enough, but in the south it may be. If you have a source for wood, that is a
good option. Wind generators are another thought.
All of this may sound like a lot of hard work, but the
results will be worth it. In the end, you’ll have only yourself to answer to
and the peace of mind of not worrying if you’re going to lose your job with the
No matter how hard you try, you’ll need money for some of
the essentials. Start saving each week. If you don’t have the extra money to do
that, I’ll show you how to earn extra money online. Stash that money away as
you earn it.