The entire world has undergone a similar transformation, as the promise of easier jobs has created a migration to the big cities. These mega-cities could be seen as a gigantic experiment, as the general state of well-being has declined and suicide rates have risen around the world. Overcrowding and the economic crisis have given rise to rampant crime, corporate abuse and a kind of 'man eat man' competition that can be described as transitory insanity.
The economic crisis we are going through has been the final straw for many people who still believed in the promises of a more creative, better and easier life in the big cities, sold to us by a gang of thieves who are laughing at everything the way to their destination, the banks.
Here are the most important reasons to become self-sufficient. They are based on fundamental issues, for a change of life, not towards an overnight flight, but towards a lasting life based on personal independence.
1. Free yourself from market manipulation.
The vehicles that drive market-driven investments are more and more obviously controlled by traders and banking institutions. The private Federal Reserve bank debacle is just the tip of the iceberg in a full decade of Ponzi-type pyramid schemes ahead. Now, the institutionalized theft of retirement money is being planned.
2. Protect yourself from assured inflation.
Have you noticed the food prices lately? Even Wal Mart is quietly raising prices. People may consider whether to buy gold or stocks for their protection, but what is clear is that everyone has to eat. The current surge in commodities heralds hyperinflation and this trend is not going to ease for the time being. Food shortages could compound the problem exponentially.
3. Increase health and well-being.
It has now been revealed that some "organic" foods have been falsely labeled. In addition to this, a lot of "GMO free" brands have been exposed as misleading. GM foods do not have the nutritional value of produce grown in any home garden. GM's (genetically modified) mega-corporation, Monsanto, has a sordid history and has been continually playing on our trust. It is time for us to do the work ourselves.
4. Build the strength of the community.
We constantly hear people say "I don't even see my neighbors, and of course I don't know anything about them." Of course not. 80-hour workweeks and fast foods don't exactly serve to promote interaction in the community. With so little time to interact with our immediate community, it's no wonder so many people feel disconnected. In these difficult times, the one that can best offer us support is the local community.
5. Work for yourself.
Working hours increase, pay frequently decreases, and corporate executives earn greater incentives than ever. This increases the widespread disgust as people are forced to admit that they live their lives as true slaves. Even for those who work for corporations, working for third parties is never as satisfying as creating and working for something where every minute you spend is yours alone.
6. Have more free time.
We have been taught to believe that life on the farm is very hard and you have to work from sunrise to sunset until you give up in bed at the end of the day. In reality, life in the countryside is no longer like that. Of course establishing a farm or self-consumption facility is often time consuming and exhausting, but there are new technologies and tools through permaculture and aquaponics that offer the possibility of a low-cost, low-maintenance start-up, since these techniques they serve to create symbiotic systems that govern themselves.
7. Generate food and energy security.
The planet is running out of traditional food and energy. The volatility of the climate, market forces, GM foods, increasing costs of harvesting and transporting food are all conspiring to create food shortages even in the First World. This trend is not going to be reversed. Our oil and gas lifestyle is being threatened by much evidence that oil access lines could be disconnected very soon. We should look to the air, the sun, geothermal energy and the power of waves as means to provide us with energy.
8. Acquire a greater appreciation of life.
When one approaches the forces of nature, there is a natural appreciation of how things are born. When you have created your own garden, selected the best crops and prepared food for your family and community, the meaning of what you have taken part in is completely transformative.
9. Restore balance.
Almost everything in our society is at a peak, or drastically out of balance. The systems and governments that we have looked to awaiting a return to equilibrium are not capable of acting. We must take charge of things for ourselves to restore our own financial and environmental balance. The best way to do this is to reduce our consumption unleashed.
10. Become a producer, not a consumer.
This is the best way to lower your cost of living and increase your self-sufficiency. In the USA more than 70% of the economy is based on the things that people buy. This is a clear sign of imbalance and, by extension, it is not sustainable. Beyond this, we have also seen corporations cut costs to sell low-cost production at the expense of desperate people's backs. Third World exploitation of First World clothing, food and entertainment is something that people don't want to hear about but it is horrendous and it happens.
10 ways to become self-sufficient
The collapse of the global economy has become an eye-opening experience for many people. The current crisis continues to create more unemployment as the cost of essential products, such as food and energy, continues to rise.
Inflation is only going to continue to rise due to excessive money printing to compensate for deflated economic bubbles, which were created, in the first place, by printing too much money at artificially low interest rates.
The oil price scares of 2008 followed by the financial collapse have prompted many people to start taking steps to become more self-sufficient. And recently, clear signs of food shortages, the weakening of the dollar, and the ever-increasing price of oil all lead to an atmosphere similar to 2008. Some have taken steps to save electricity, reduce expenses and consumption, while that others are planting gardens and installing solar panels in their homes. Even living outside the system is starting to be a mass concept for those seeking independence.
In fact, being more self-reliant shows more common sense, whether or not you anticipate things getting worse. Sure, most of us would like to completely exit the system without neglecting the comforts of everyday life, but this is impractical for most of us. However, there are many steps that can be taken in the direction of self-reliance that can give us great satisfaction.
The following are 10 suggestions that can lead us to an independent life.
1. Reduce debt: especially credit card debt, since the system is completely corrupt. Call the banks that provide you with credit cards and ask them for a plan similar to the one they received from the bank rescue plan. If they don't cooperate with you, there are many reasons not to pay at all.
2. Reduce your consumption: evaluate your current budget and determine the real need. Analyze your comfort level to find areas where you can suppress some of it; Identify “luxuries” that you are prepared to sacrifice.
3. Reduce energy use: plan the purchase and transport days with greater detail and care
4. Stores energy: Always have propane gas and a pile of wood stored for rainy days. Investing in a power generator could be a good investment
5. Invest in storing food. With the dollar falling and food prices on the rise, why not create a food savings bag? You can buy some good books to learn how to store food and vacuum, learn to dehydrate ... The foods that are best stored are grains (rice, beans, flour), canned foods, seeds and some prepared food items
6. Produce your own food. Create a garden at your house, fruit trees and you can even have chickens. Learn to hunt and gather nuts, fish and wild fruits. Store seeds to plant at home.
7. Learn new techniques: Dive into the internet, read books and take practical courses on gardening, cooking and preparing food at home (bread), carpentry, alternative energy, natural health and well-being, etc.
8. Start a business while doing other things: you can turn your passion or hobby into a small business to get some extra money. Who knows, that may ultimately be the path to full financial independence.
9. Install alternative energy: start with small installations like a solar hot water system, a solar refrigerator… if your finances are limited, you can put a calendar with milestones on the path of your energy independence.
10. Suggest solutions for your community: start or join a local cooperative for food, products and services. Open discussions in your local community to take steps towards self-reliance. Share information and information support network for your community.
These steps will save money as we move closer to the ultimate price of independence. Every action we take to live more simply frees us from the control systems in place to make our lives more complicated, more toxic, and less independent.Ecoportal.net
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