Living a self-sufficient life is not just about a skills set, it is very much about a mind-set, one which requires deep reserves of resilience, determination and resourcefulness. It is also a lifestyle that impacts upon families, particularly children and so careful consideration of all aspects of living a self-sufficient lifestyle is essential if your dream is to be fulfilled.
How Self-Sufficient do you want to be?
Live off-grid - no mains water, electricity, gas or sewerage
Grow your own food and keep live stock, with the complete lifestyle change that this requires:
Live on-grid in current house and adapt your house, garden and lifestyle to be more self-sufficient in terms of energy, and food !
How to be Self-Sufficient
Energy use – Conduct an energy audit and reduce your usage
Install Renewable Energy options – solar panels, wind turbine, solar water
Water Conservation – reduce, re-use and recycle
Grow Your Own Food – even a small garden can provide a plentiful supply of fruit and vegetables
Waste – reduce, reuse and recycle
Living a greener, more self-sufficient lifestyle is not for the faint hearted, it requires considerable planning, determination, resilience and resourcefulness, however there is a huge BUT as it is one of the most worthwhile, rewarding and satisfying ways of living and is to be recommended to all those who want to enjoy the fruits of their own endeavours.