Disconnect & Thrive: Self-Sufficiency and Off-Grid Living

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    Disconnecting from the control system by becoming self-sufficient is an effective way of removing yourself from both dependency and illegitimate authoritarian rule. Even if you can't make any big moves, small changes can potentially make a world of difference in buffering yourself and your family from future hardships.

  • Off-Grid Living - While not easy, off-grid living affords an individual, family, or community the ability to be self-sufficient, and potentially avoid future difficulties that those who are still dependent upon the system may encounter. Click Here or here or here to learn more.

  • Gardening/Farming - Growing one's own food is not only one of the healthiest choices a family can make, but it may become an essential skill if there are issues with food production and security. Even without a large amount of land, one can grow in a small area of their yard, or in their windowsills with sprouts. Stock up on a variety of seeds, pots, and start practicing. Click here to learn more, and here for a variety of information, tips, and advice from Mother Earth News. Mother Earth News also offers an online fair with workshops and other helpful information. No land? No problem. One can grow and harvest an incredible amount of food by guerilla gardening.

  • Rainwater Collection - Collecting rainwater may also become essential if attacks occur against municipal water supplies. Lawmakers in certain geographical areas have passed legislation limiting or forbidding rainwater collection, but individuals and families who understand their rights find ways to collect anyway. Click here to learn more.

  • Solar - Although solar may not be able to completely power an electric-intensive home, it's great for light to moderate needs, and may come in handy if there are attacks against the power grid. For small-scale storing of electricity, look into mobile solar generators (batteries) like the Jackery 1000 or the Bluetti AC200. Click Here to learn more, and here for video reviews of different solar panels and batteries.

  • Firearms - Part of being self-sufficient is having the ability to defend yourself, your family, and your possessions from violence. Owning, learning to safely use, and having firearms and ammunition available for self-defense is critically important, and should be a part of everyone's self-sufficiency plans. Visit the Gun Control topics (Part 1, Part 2) to learn more.

  • Mobile Lifestyles - Living in a converted car, truck, van, or RV is becoming increasingly popular, allows one to live, work, and travel anywhere, and is a great way to escape the burden of costly rent and mortgage payments. It may also afford mobile individuals and families safety if there's a need to get up and go for any reason. Click Here to learn more.

  • Connect With Farmers And Other Food Sources - Websites like Farm Match, Local Harvest, and Eatwild allow you to find local farms, farmers' markets, and CSAs in the U.S. and Canada from which you can buy direct. Some farms will even ship via mail. By making direct connections with local farms, you can ensure a steady source of food, even if retail grocery stores are restricted or shut down in the future. Another option which may help keep food on the table while also reducing food waste is a grocery delivery service like Imperfect Foods. To learn more, click here for Farm Match, here for Local Harvest, here for Eatwild, and here for Imperfect Foods.


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