You settle back into the timber rocking chair on your long and breezy front porch to take in the scene…

Before you and in different directions all around are neat rows of vegetables, fruit trees, and berry bushes…

Your hens are clucking contentedly in their coop, and the quiet bubbling of the stream just off to the side of your house is calming and peaceful…

The fragrance of the blossoming fruit trees wafts across the porch with the afternoon breeze…

It’s been a full day, and you're tired… but what a tired…

You’ll sleep well tonight, with no boss except Mother Nature to keep you up, nobody to answer to, no decision more stressful than whether to plant the new bed you’ve been cultivating tomorrow afternoon… or to sit on the porch with the neighbourhood kids and shell peas while
watching the game…

The troubles of the world and of our age are
far away…

Stock market ups and downs, recession, the job scene… the elections, politics… questions and concerns about safety and security… you are impervious to any friction in the world outside your homestead…

You are protected. You and your family are safe and provided for… not only today but for the future, as well.

Instead of a painful commute into the city, you walk down your back steps every morning to survey your own piece of land where everything you need you’re able to provide for yourself—food, water, shelter,
and even an income.

With each passing season, your lifestyle becomes more resilient, more self-sufficient, more satisfying,
and more secure…

Dear Reader,

Self-sufficiency can be achieved from
the comfort and convenience of your
own home and garden…

The scene I’ve just described is not a dream but my current reality.

This is the life I’m living right now...

On my property, I produce everything I need to provide for myself and my family. I’m even able to earn professional wages from my home while I care for my adorable but hyperactive 3-year-old daughter.

She likes digging and picking fruit, both of which give me great pride as her father… though someday I hope to convince her not to dig out my tomato plants and not to pick the unripe peppers and eat them by the double-handful.

At the end of each day in this little self-sufficient paradise I’ve created for myself and my family, I look forward to my next decision, one of the most important of the day:

Do I want a glass of the home-brew or the sun-tea? And will I enjoy it in the hammock or the chaise lounge…

While I celebrate the end of another day, I contemplate what home-grown meal I’ll enjoy for supper.

I am not exaggerating at all when I say that, at the end of each day, I feel so alive, so proud, and so genuinely happy and secure in the decision I made to undertake this self-sufficient lifestyle…

I’m Not Special… You Could Live This Life, Too

Embracing this lifestyle requires no special training or education. With some smart planning and innovative ideas, anyone can achieve the level of self-sufficiency I’m describing with a minimal amount of effort.

If you’ve ever had a taste for the resilient lifestyle, I’d say it’s time to act on that interest and begin to discover the joy and security of self-sufficient living.

If this is your first time considering a step toward self-reliance, take heart. It is so much easier to realize this lifestyle today than it has been at any time in our history.

I’d like to invite you to join me for a unique program to learn everything you need to know to realize all of the benefits of a self-sufficient lifestyle. First, let’s consider what it means to live a self-sufficient lifestyle…

Self-Sufficiency And Comfortable Even Luxury Living Are Not Mutually Exclusive Agendas

Very important, today self-sufficient living is not a euphemism for glorified camping. You can embrace a fully self-sufficient lifestyle today that also qualifies as comfortable or even—no kidding—luxury.

You can live in a big house… with a gourmet kitchen and as many bathrooms as you’d like…

You can have a pool… air conditioning… and all conveniences and amenities of our age, from freezers and bar-b-ques to Jacuzzi tubs and high-speed Internet.

Why Embrace A Self-Sufficient Lifestyle?

Maybe you yearn for the idyllic peace and quiet of the countryside and yesteryear. Or maybe you desire the great satisfaction that comes from doing things for yourself and knowing your destiny is in your own hands.

Being self-sufficient means you
become a food and energy source…
improve your health and wellness…
and gain freedom from
market manipulation…

 

It could be an unrealized desire to be able to walk into your pantry and see shelves fully stocked with the nutritious and delicious fruits of your own labor and to know deep down that whatever may come you'll be okay.

Resilience, satisfaction, financial gain, and personal pride are only a few of the advantages of the lifestyle I’m both describing and living. For millennia our ancestors have been the proud owners of their own destinies.

If any of these feelings and ideas resonate with you, then you should consider living a more self-sufficient life, too.

There are many misconceptions about what it means to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Many have the false impression that to be self-sufficient you need to toil endlessly in extreme weather, to scratch a meager living from the soil like peasants in the old feudal systems of Europe, or to turn your back on your friends and community and join an alternative culture of strange peoples and mysterious practices.

No One Would Choose This Way Of Attempting To Eke Out A Living, Would They?

The lifestyle I’m talking about must be reserved for lunatics, sun-worshipping hippies, and social misfits… right?

Wrong.

Our ancestors recognized that a society becomes great when its people are able to take care of themselves. Which helps explain the current resurgence in learning the skills it takes to become self-sufficient and independent.

Here are just some of the reasons to become more self-sufficient:

  • Food & energy security...
  • No utility bills...
  • Increase health & wellness...
  • Restore balance in your life...
  • Build family & community strength...
  • Work for yourself...
  • Have more free time...
  • Acquire more appreciation for life...
  • Gain peace of mind...
  • Increase longevity...
  • Experience the satisfaction...
  • Gain freedom from market manipulation...
  • Hedge against inflation...
  • Save money...
  • Earn money...

Self-sufficiency can be achieved from the comfort and convenience of your own home and garden, in whatever form and to whatever level you choose.

What Is Self-Sufficient Living?

Self-sufficient living isn’t Doomsday prepping, nor does it mean you have to scramble through the wilderness of northern Alaska hunting deer and avoiding packs of wolves and grizzly bears.

Self-sufficiency should be designed to simplify your life… not complicate it… bringing an appreciation of the basics back to us so that we can learn to enjoy living again.

Self-sufficient living is living independently… meeting your real, physical, emotional, and financial needs yourself.

At one extreme are those who do everything for themselves, like the mountain men of early America. While admirable, this isn't possible or interesting for most of us.

At the other extreme of the lifestyle spectrum we might imagine a powdered aristocrat who does nothing at all for himself. Neither is this a possibility for most of us, and it really isn't admirable either.

My Irish grandmother took great pride in everything on her table being the work of her family's hands, except the salt, pepper, and sugar.

Those were brought from far away, as were tea and coffee.

My grandmother’s family, at home on their farm on Ireland’s west coast, hadn't made the dishes or the cutlery on their table either… although my granny did embroider her own tablecloths. And while they might've done their own butchering, baking, and candlestick-making, my Irish ancestors hired carpenters and blacksmiths for jobs they preferred not to do themselves.

My point is, this doesn’t have to be all or nothing. You decide how self-sufficient you want your life to be.

Self-Sufficiency Is About
Meeting Our Needs Ourselves

Our physical needs can be categorized basically as:

  • Access to clean air and water...
  • Access to shelter and clothing...
  • A reliable and healthy food supply...
  • Sanitation and hygiene facilities...

Our emotional needs include:

  • Private personal space...
  • A sense of security and accomplishment...
  • A sense of connection with the community where we’re living...
  • Freedom from stress...

For financial self-sufficiency, we require:

  • Food in the ground or in your larder… this is golden security in uncertain times...

  • Multiple sources of income… this to reduce your exposure to a single financial setback...

One of the many important advantages of self-sufficiency is that it can make it possible for a hobby to generate anonymous income that can be saved or used to pay off debt.

You Choose How Self-Sufficient You Want To Be…

Many in our collective history have lived prosperous agrarian lives, growing their own food and trading the surplus of their farms within their communities. This was the experience of most American homesteaders, and it conjures a powerful image of a wholesome and stable time to our collective psyche.

But maybe even this level of self-sufficiency is hard for some of us to imagine today.

Don't think you have to be a mountain man or a pioneer to start. You don’t even need much space to achieve a real level of independence. Modern Intensive Agriculture Techniques like aquaponics require very little space. All you need is a balcony, and if you don’t have even that you can grow fish and vegetables in your utility room with grow lights.

 

Why Live Like This?

My grandparents lived this life out of necessity. Today, some might think… but we don’t have to live like that anymore! This is a new and very different world.

Every generation that leaves the farm for the city thinks that. But maybe we should know better… especially in these very uncertain times when rapid social changes are seemingly ripping apart economies and cultures all around the world.

Doesn’t it just make sense to be prepared for the worst… while, of course, hoping for the best?

I can’t think of anything that would make me feel better prepared physically and emotionally than a garden of my own bursting with fresh produce and a pantry well stocked for winter with healthy food I’ve grown myself.

Or even just a box of heirloom seeds set aside that I could plant if I ever needed to…

A little self-sufficiency
is better than none: If you have a lawn,
you can farm. If you have a balcony or
flat roof, you can grow fish and
vegetables year-round…

Some level of self-sufficient preparedness just seems sensible in our world today…

It can also be the source of tremendous self-satisfaction.

All of us have experienced the satisfaction of a job well done. We all know how good it feels to do something for ourselves. Again, I think of my grandmother's great pride in growing everything for a proper Sunday dinner—turkey, ham, and all the trimmings, including at least three potato dishes, of course (this was Ireland, after all!).

I spent years working in an office, and I take a lot of pleasure now when I lay my head down at night and I'm tired. Not because I had to shuffle a whining boss's papers but because I had to get up early and harvest a load of fresh lettuce for local resorts, earning $200 for less than an hour’s work.

Sometimes that kind of tired is better than feeling refreshed.

A Self-Sufficient Life Is Also A Responsible Life

Waste not, want not, my grandmother used to say…

Living responsibly and using resources responsibly is all a part of self-sufficiency.

Throw your kitchen scraps to the chickens or in a compost bin instead of in the trash can.

It’s a simple step, but many simple steps can add up to a giant leap before you know it.

Put a barrel under your downspout to collect rainwater for watering your lawn. Better yet, pull up your lawn and plant your yard with vegetables!

Mend your own clothes, and, when they are truly worn out, tear them up into rags.

Reduce, reuse, and recycle instead of expanding, buying, and throwing away.

First Steps Toward Self-Sufficiency

How do you get started with a self-sufficient life?

Do you sell all your earthly goods and walk off into the Alaskan wilderness with a spade and a packet of seeds?

No.

You can start small, with baby steps.

Traditionally, pioneers belonged to families, and families belonged to communities. The father of each family had certain responsibilities, the mother others, and children still more (many more than any children have today, and they learned responsibility and industriousness as a result).

Communities co-existed in the same way, out of necessity. Neighbors came together to assist each other and were rewarded with assistance in return when they needed it.
 
Most in the community were farmers, but some were carpenters, smiths, tailors, and more. All part of a close community where everyone looked after each other.

Thomas Jefferson, for example, envisioned a society driven by small, self-reliant businesses. He called them “yeoman farmers.”

Today we call them entrepreneurs, and the prosperity they bring to a community makes it strong.

But, again, you don’t have to think that broadly or ambitiously… certainly not at first and maybe not ever.

You could plant herbs in a pot by your kitchen sink meaning you no longer have to rely on dried herbs from who knows where covered in who knows what chemicals.

You could plant a small vegetable garden, growing carrots and onions and celery for your soup pot.

If you have a little more room, you could plant fruit trees and maybe other vegetables, especially perennial vegetables, which can yield for years with only one planting.

You could put up the bounty of your efforts by canning and preserving for times when certain produce is out of season… or, thinking longer term, should real crisis ever strike.

Taking even these small steps, you’ll begin to appreciate the natural seasons and the calm that can come from these simple, nurturing tasks.

In any backyard self-sufficiency endeavour (and some of the greatest enjoyment I get is from the constant tinkering with my backyard systems to make them more efficient every year), there's nearly always room for chickens for eggs… and, for the more adventurous, maybe a beehive.

Converting The Self-Sufficient Life
Into An Income

Becoming self-sufficient is a personal step that allows you to take control of your life and your family’s future. It means security and a lot of self-satisfaction.

Self-sufficiency can reduce your cost of living (more on this in a minute)… it definitely will make your life richer and fuller…

And it can also create an income.

Lucrative, commercial money-making opportunities exist in your own backyard, and sacrificing as little as an hour of unproductive time a day could lead to real financial independence.

Chickens and other poultry—turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks, geese—will keep your backyard homestead pest-free while providing loads of healthy eggs and tasty meat… all easily sold.

If you’re feeling adventurous, get a pig and fatten him on your garden's waste.

Learn to can and put up all your extra produce. Make your berrie/s into jam… a product that, like eggs, will always find ready buyers.

Raw honey is easily harvested,
packaged, and sold in small quantities…
meaning easy cash flow for
the self-sufficient entrepreneur…

Consider a bee hive. Your own honey beats white sugar every time, and raw honey has been known for millennia to have powerful health and antibacterial properties… and it’s another product that is easily harvested, packaged, and sold in small quantities… meaning easy cash flow for the self-sufficient entrepreneur.

Plus, honey is the only foodstuff that doesn’t expire; honey stored in sealed pots in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs was found to be edible thousands of years later!

I'm only touching the tip of the iceberg here. There are all sorts of home-grown food products you could produce that could earn you a small but steady income on the side.

If you’re up for thinking bigger, incorporating aquaponics into your self-sufficient strategy can mean amazingly efficient production. You can grow fish and vegetables in volumes that can lead to bigger revenues. Many types of produce—from lettuce, herbs, chards, and greens to tomatoes and peppers—can be grown better using aquaponics than dirt with a small fraction of the effort, space, or water required.

Here’s what else isn’t required: There’s no weeding or tilling!

Aquaponics is now even being done on the international space station.

That is, you literally can do this anywhere.

Self-Sufficiency Is Not Just About Food

Water is the second most vital resource we humans need, after air.

Like all aspects of self-sufficiency, you can choose how self-sufficient you want to make your water supply.

Maybe you’re not up for installing tanks to be totally water self-sufficient, but you can dramatically reduce your use of public water—and most other public utilities—by storing water (or heat or solar power energy, for example).

A simple idea like harvesting rain water for irrigation can go a long way toward reducing your reliance on outside resources. This and other measures can also lower your costs and increase your yields at the same time.

The Self-Sufficient Home

Adequate shelter is one of the most important aspects of living self-sufficiently. You could build your own self-sufficient house, but not everyone is up for that…

The good news is that today it’s easier than ever to find builders and contractors who are qualified and have long experience building self-sufficient homes.

However, you don’t necessarily need to build a new house to reap the rewards of a self-sufficient home. Simple changes to your current home can increase its energy efficiency, covering the costs of the improvements and then saving you significant amounts of money over your lifetime.

“Dig for Victory”

Within my parents’ lifetime, after the declaration of “Peace in our time” by Chamberlain and with the outbreak of the Second World War, supply lines all over the world were disrupted.

While the United States was largely isolated from the food and fuel shortages that ensued, thanks to its location, size, and access to the country’s own energy supplies, major rationing and depravation followed in much of the rest of the world, from Europe and Russia to Asia, Africa, and beyond.

Food shortages, fuel shortages, medical shortages, rationing, even starvation and death resulted.

The mighty United Kingdom could no longer afford the precious fuel it took to grow crops in the new industrial manner, nor could the UK afford the cost of trying to smuggle food past the German U-boats blockading Europe when ammunition and soldiers needed more urgently to be transported. Her colonies had long afforded the UK access to cheap and reliable food and energy supplies, but the advent of war fractured this long-standing near global monopoly.

A surge of UK patriotism fuelled the drive to “Dig for Victory”… to cultivate every available space to grow food for themselves and for the soldiers fighting in the war effort.

Every able-bodied man, woman, and child threw themselves on the task of becoming food and energy independent.

Lawns, hedge rows, road margins, parks, green spaces behind railway lines… all possible bits of earth were converted into vegetable gardens.

Engines were converted to run on methane and bio-digesters to harness the methane from animal manures and organic wastes and then were used to run farm machinery, public transport, and even private vehicles.

These same methane bio-digester designs are still used worldwide today to fuel heavy industry and small holdings alike. The process of harvesting the methane from the manure actually makes the remaining solids a much more stable fertilizer, adding to the benefits of this old technology.

This stalwartness and self-sufficiency of the peoples of Great Britain allowed them to survive until the American forces were able to join the war in Europe and turn the tide.

City folk became urban farmers overnight in response to the crisis of war… and they prevailed.

For my granny in neutral but Allied-supporting Ireland, the horrors of the “Emergency,” as it was called there, were mostly limited to the rationing of tea. This was to her and all her friends a national calamity. Self-sufficient in most everything else, for my grandmother, the consequence of the rationing that affected the UK and Ireland for years was the inhuman reduction to one small pot of tea per person per day, and her displeasure about it all was still evident to me as a young child.

We should not wait for another crisis of this magnitude to avail of all the benefits of self-sufficiency.

My granny used to tell of the canning and jam-making groups they would attend as young ladies to chat, trade jams and preserves, and share recipes and ideas. She said she missed the reasons like those to interact with friends about wholesome things. Now that everything is bought in the Mega Mart, most miss out on being involved in the preparation of their own food in any way, a most fundamental pleasure.

My Sweet, Self-Sufficient Life In Belize

These days I live off-grid with a small solar system and backup generator and good plumbing in beautiful, peaceful Cayo, Belize.

My friend Thomas lives close by and has gone totally back to basics. After years of living in Canada with all of modern life’s conveniences at his fingertips, Thomas chose the simple life in Belize and now uses a kerosene lamp and an outhouse.

That is a bit of a stretch for me, I enjoy a cold fruit drink or a cool home-brewed beer after working all day in the tropical sun.

Modern off-grid living can run the gamut from subsistence-level to bona-fide luxury. Houses can now be equipped with very impressive solar systems capable of running most any appliances or creature comforts you might want… from a side-by-side refrigerator and a dishwasher to air conditioning and surround sound.

“But I’m Too Old To Get Involved In This Now…”

Something I haven’t addressed is physical ability. For a young (-ish) buck like me, just about everything is technically physically possible. I know, though, that, when I get older, it won't be the same story. And that's true for all of us. But it’s not something to be embarrassed about and certainly not something that should keep you from pursuing a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

My grandparents were never considered lacking in value even when they weren't ploughing the fields or cooking all the meals anymore. As we get older we can still live self-sufficiently, and we can contribute in ways that young people can't… ways that young people need.

Some time ago, I myself was ready to thrown in the towel on this. I… at the time a very young man… had grown frustrated and seemingly beaten. Then an older person reminded me that this was just a stepping stone, that my ambitious self-sufficiency plan would require a little tenacity. He told me about real trouble he encountered before he succeeded… and it made all the difference for me.

Plus, people who live with purpose often live longer, too!

The deep desire to understand ways to be more self-reliant drives me every day, and I look forward to that passion increasing over time regardless of my age.

Meantime, as a new father, I feel an urgency to learn the wisdom of the ages from my parents and grandparents, so I can pass this knowledge onto my children.

What About The Supposed Drudgery Of
A Self-Sufficient Lifestyle?

Well, sitting in the same office day after day, pushing the same papers, twiddling the same pens… that sounds like drudgery to me after experiencing the alternatives.

Doing the same thing all the time is the definition of drudgery. That's also not the road to the self-sufficient life.

Becoming truly self-sufficient connects you to the world around you and gives it new value and richness. Every season of the year is important and holds a special magic.

For the successful self-sufficient homesteader living in temperate climates, winter is the time for indoor activities—repairing equipment, enjoying time with family and friends, and maybe splitting some firewood on a clear day.

Come early spring the first greens are beginning to appear… treasures like asparagus… and work begins in earnest. Gardens are planted, trees are pruned, animals are born, and life happens around you.

Soon come summer harvests and haying… lots and lots of haying if you have larger spaces for dairy cows. If you are a backyard operator, your aquaponics system or small enterprise will occupy any idle hours you might have.

Continuing into the fall, the important work of preparing for winter starts. By the end of fall there could be animals to butcher and definitely plenty of excess produce to preserve. Then winter again…

A great variety of work and fruitful undertakings.

No, our forefathers weren't filling out the same paperwork day after day, like so many do today in offices around the world. Their years were broken up by the seasons. And each day was different, too.

It was easy to work hard all morning and even afternoon, if you wished, knowing there was a big, home-cooked dinner at the end of it all, with all your family and friends around.

No commutes to work and no boss but Mother Nature. And in the evenings, time for reading books and playing games and sitting by the fire and smoking a pipe. No, there was no drudgery. Misery was a state of mind.

This is all still possible today.

Much has been lost living the way we live today. Not only skills, but so much else that came along with honest work, too… things like:

If you, like me, want to rediscover these things… these things that make life richer, fuller, and more fulfilling… not to mention healthier and more secure… then a more self-sufficient life is the answer.

Remember, you can start small and then develop your self-sufficiency plan over time.

What's stopping you from growing a pot of herbs on your window sill?

You don't need to learn how to skin a deer and make moccasins!

Can Being More Self-Sufficient
Actually Save You Money?

Or is it just for people who don’t have a job?

Building and maintaining your self-sufficient lifestyle can be a full-time job… if you’d like it to be. Or you could continue working at the job or in the career you’ve pursued your whole life…

Regardless, yes, living a more self-sufficient lifestyle can translate into reduced expenses.

The average U.S. household spent $7,852 on food for the year in 2015.

A large portion of this expenditure was on low-quality processed foods grown with chemical pesticides and fungicides, foodstuffs known to have direct links to some of the diseases that can cost thousands of dollars per year in medical expenses and lost income… diabetes, heart disease, obesity, asthma, and cancer, to name but a few.

With the correct information and a little getting-started help (more on this in a minute), it can be easy to replace a large portion of your food expenditure with home-grown, nutritious food grown in your own garden… meaning it’s practically free.

Sell some of your surplus produce to friends and neighbors, and your self-sufficient food strategy can not only save you money… but earn you some, too.

The average household spends $1,320 per year on electricity… and some spend much more. Investing in a home power generation system—solar or wind—can cut you annual electricity expense in half.

If you’re living outside the United States, in a country where electricity is more expensive than in the United States (this is true in most every country in the world), your savings will be even greater.

The more you embrace a self-sufficient lifestyle, the more money you can save.

If you’re considering making the leap to a fully self-sufficient life, your savings could be enormous.

What if you or your spouse could choose to give up a low- or middle-income job and become a backyard farmer? What could the financial benefits be?

In a word: Big.

If you were up for it… both you and your spouse could kiss the 9-to-5 good-bye and embrace self-sufficient living 100%. This would mean…

  • No time lost or money spent commuting to work…
  • No money wasted on child care (you work from your backyard… get the little trouble-makers to help, too; it’ll wear them out for bedtime)…
  • No bosses stressing you…
  • No more work wardrobe… or dry cleaning bills…
  • Walking away from income tax… as you’d owe no tax on what you produce (unless you get into a major retail operation)…
  • The opportunity to sell extra produce for profit…
  • Your garden routine is your daily workout… meaning it’s not only fun in the fresh air but free… no more gym fees…
  • More time with your family, friends, and nature…

What would you think if I told you that at least some of these savings could be achieved in as little as one to two hours a day?

Working just 7 to 14 hours a week, from the comfort of your own backyard, you could reap significant fiscal reward.

To me, it’s the perfect solution for anyone trapped in an unrewarding job, feeling the guilt of family pressures, and wondering: Isn’t there more to life than this?

Yes, there is… much, much more…

And embracing a more self-sufficient lifestyle can be the key to realizing it all.

Fantastic! How Do I Get Started?
(Answer: Join Us In Belize)

If you’re just beginning to consider the options and opportunities for realizing the many benefits of a more self-sufficient lifestyle… or if you’ve been pursuing these strategies for years or even decades but are thinking that now you’re ready to take things to a next level…

I would like to extend a special invitation to help.

Nov. 17-19 in San Ignacio, Belize, I will be hosting Live and Invest Overseas’ first-ever Self-Sufficiency Seminar.

This will be a one-of-a-kind program that will include two full days of presentations, panel discussion, and Q&A on all aspects of self-sufficient living in our current age.

Day 3 will be given over to field trips. My team and I will take you on a tour of a mature and expansive organic farm… of fully functional (and also very comfortable and charming) self-sufficient homes… and of a custom-designed aquaponics system.

In addition, we’ll visit a local farmer’s market, where my self-sufficient colleagues will help you understand and appreciate the bounty before you… from the home-grown and organic produce to the home-made food specialties.

To help me present in detail everything you need to know to develop your own self-sufficiency strategy taking advantage of the most up-to-date and sophisticated technologies available… going as big or as low-key as you want… I’ll be joined over these three days by an A-list of self-sufficiency experts, each with a particular area of expertise and all with extensive first-hand experience.

The program that I have devised will show you:

  • The fundamentals of self-sufficiency, answering the question: what are the basics of life?...
  • Sustainable home design…
  • Permaculture design…
  • How much land you need to enjoy the benefits of self-sufficiency (precious little)…
  • Integrated farm designs…
  • Back yard animal feed generation…
  • Strategies for energy production…
  • State-of-the-art water catchment/hydrology…
  • Livestock…
  • Food storage…
  • Vegetable growing…
  • Brewing…
  • Hydroponics/aquaponics/aeroponics…
  • Food forestry…
  • Transport—sustainable options…
  • Health care at home and natural home remedies…
  • Natural remedies…
  • Managing community financials…
  • Income-generating ideas…

In addition, as I’ve mentioned, we’ll spend a day together in the field, speaking with organic farmers, meeting with self-sufficient home designers and builders, inspecting aquaponics operations, and enjoying ourselves at a local Cayo, Belize, farmer’s market.

Our day out will be great fun in the company of like-minded people… but also educational and hands-on.

After these three days together in Cayo, you’ll be armed with everything you need to launch your own self-sufficient life… whatever form you’d like that to take.

Self-sufficient living comes with enormous upside… from a healthier, stress-free lifestyle to complete independence and control over your family’s future…

From freedom, security, and peace of mind… to a reduced cost of living and an opportunity for earning an income…

From food and energy security to no utility bills…

From a more balanced way of life to more time with your family...

However, in our current age, the self-sufficient agenda has become more urgent than it’s ever been.

These are very uncertain times. Rapid social changes are creating tension, conflict, and worse around the world.

I see it as an imperative of our age. We must be prepared for the worst… while, of course, hoping for the best.

The key to peace of mind and safety, security, and control over your future is a life that is not beholden or dependent on anyone but you…

A self-sufficient life.

Turn on cable TV or read the news online, and you can feel as though the world has gone mad.

Politics, the markets… terrorists, mass shootings… social unrest, not-so-peaceful protests…

How are we to survive it all?

For me the answer has been to take matters… life… living… my lifestyle… and my family’s future into my own hands.

I have never been happier than I am right now living this self-sufficient life in Belize.

Come, join me in Belize, and I’ll share the secrets and the benefits… the strategies and the technologies… the how-to and the know-how… the benefits and the great fun of living a self-sufficient life.

You don’t need to pursue your self-sufficient dreams in Belize, but this sure is an ideal place to develop and evolve them. Belize is blessed with abundant sunshine and water and rich, fertile earth… plus warm, welcoming, English-speaking people who share your commitment to independence and self-determination.

So meet me and my self-sufficiency pros in Belize in November to take the first steps toward your own self-sufficient life. You’ll spend one-on-one time with like-minded people, make connections, and start on your journey to being Self-Sufficient Together.

I very much look forwarded to meeting you in Belize in November and to sharing the delights and the upsides of the self-sufficient life.

Con Murphy
For Live and Invest Overseas

P.S. Living a more self-sufficient life means being more resilient, more in control, healthier, and more secure…

It means taking control of your life and your family’s future.

It can also mean saving money and even earning an income.

And the self-sufficient life is insulated from the troubles of our age.

If you’d like to explore the options and opportunities for embracing a more self-sufficient life, join us in Cayo, Belize, Nov. 17-19, for a unique program that will arm you with everything you need to know to realize the enormous benefits of this lifestyle… to whatever extent you’d like.

Register today, to get the best price while it's still available! Check here to see which might apply to you.