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If you woke up one morning and you had no one to rely on but yourself, could you do it? Could you be entirely self-sufficient, with food, shelter, and other necessities?
It is easy to take things for granted when they are so easily come by-a drive to the supermarket can solve so many problems. This convenience can be great in that it allows time for other things, but there could come a time when we don’t have this option.
It’s important to learn to be as self-sufficient as possible before we are forced into this sort of situation. On The Real Farmhouse, there is a list of 50 ways to be more self-sufficient in one hour. The list ranges from simple actions like preparing a meal from scratch to tutorials on how to make your own natural cleaner. I particularly enjoyed the information on foraging-this is particularly useful in the event that you run out of food!
Bonus: How To Grow a Backyard Supermarket
Having a backyard supermarket will allow you to grow pork and beef, chicken, organic eggs, non-GMO fresh fruits and veggies, including all the essential components you need to make your food staples, desserts, and even drinks.
If you are willing to put in a little elbow grease, this isn't too good to be true. The good news is that some of this can be automated.
Our great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers did this every single day. It's called "homesteading", and it can help you save money on food, furniture, tools, clothes, and much more!
This is as self-sufficient as it gets. Watch this eye-opening video to learn more:
Homesteading will take you back to the roots of your ancestors. It's not only a healthy, stress-reducing pursuit, it's a lifestyle.