The breeze blows gently as you step from your kitchen into your yard. In the distance are vegetable gardens and fruit trees in neat rows and a few steps ahead of you sit your family and some friends on the large picnic table you built.
It’s dinnertime, and the sight of the food on the table makes you smile.
You’ve never felt this sort of pride before. Everything on the table—from the beer and the butter to the salad and the potatoes—came from your hard work.
You’ll sleep well tonight, the troubles of our age far, far away.
You’re now in charge of everything you’ll ever need—food, water, energy, shelter, and even an income.
You’ve discovered Total Independence.
The situation I’ve just described is not some fantasy.
In fact, this is the life I’m living right now as you read this. I am beholden to absolutely no one.
Politics, pandemics, social unrest, recessions, market crashes, war… none of it matters to me anymore.
In fact, what I’m doing is the world’s only path to a life of true freedom and independence.
You see, I’ve mastered the art of self-sustainable living.
I produce everything I need to provide for myself and my family.
I’m even able to earn professional wages—about US$48,000 with little extra effort—from my home while I care for my adorable but hyperactive 5-year-old daughter.
At the end of each day in this little self-sufficient paradise I’ve created, I look forward to my next decisions. Do I want a glass of the home-brew or the sun-tea?
And will I enjoy it in the hammock alone or over on my neighbor’s porch…
While I celebrate the end of another day, I contemplate what home-grown meal I’ll enjoy for supper.
I am not exaggerating 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 lifestyle.
And I’m not special. You could live this life, too. Embracing this lifestyle requires no special education. With the right guidance, 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. With everything going in the world right now, I can’t image a better time to start. Again, living this way is the only path to a life of true freedom and independence.
You’re off the world’s radar and beholden to no one but your friends and family.
How do you get started? In truth, creating this kind of life is much simpler (and a whole lot more affordable) than it might seem. After all, Mother Nature does most of the work.
In addition, if this is your first time considering a step toward self-reliance, take heart. It’s easier to realize this lifestyle today than it has been at any time in recent history.
Ready? OK, let’s get started…
Let’s begin by considering what it means to live a self-sufficient lifestyle.
Maybe it’s best to begin by pointing out what living a self-sufficient lifestyle does not mean. It does not have to mean choosing between self-sufficiency and comfortable or even luxury-standard living. Self-sufficient living is not glorified camping.
These days this lifestyle qualifies as comfortable or even—no kidding—luxury. You can live in a big house. You can enjoy a gourmet kitchen and as many bathrooms as you’d like. You can have a pool… air conditioning… a big-screen TV (or two)… and all the conveniences and amenities of our age, from sub-zero freezers and barbecues to Jacuzzi tubs and high-speed internet.
This is not the homesteading experience of your parents.
The reason it’s all possible—and why it’s so easy—is 21st-century technology. Everything from batteries to solar panels are light years ahead of what we had to work with even just a couple of decades ago… and more affordable all the time.
I’ll begin walking you through how to incorporate self-sufficient living into your plan tomorrow. I’ll also share details of the self-sufficient life I’ve been living for more than two decades….