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The Road to Self-Sufficiency: 5 Practices to Become More Prepared and Self-Reliant

Self-sufficiency has seen a resurgence in recent years as more and more people want to live simpler, more self-reliant lifestyles. If you happen to be someone who has researched the topic of preparedness, and you’re not sure where to begin, don’t worry. Everyone who is now self-sufficient once were in the same place as you as a beginner.

There is no harm in asking questions or getting to know how to be more self-reliant from people who have been there and done that. In fact, there are five practices that most preparedness and self-reliance experts swear by. Learning the basics helps you become the self-sufficient person you desire to be.

The Road to Self-Sufficiency: 5 Practices to Become More Prepared and Self-Reliant

Growing Your Own Food

Starting your own farm and being held accountable for growing the food that you consume is a great place to start. You don’t even need a large piece of land, either. You will need to source top-quality, organic fertilizer, however, such as what Nature Safe has to offer.

It’s how you can get more from the seeds you plant because the soil is fertile and healthy. There is less instances of diseased crops when you choose a high-quality fertilizer. You’ll have more than you can eat of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and herbs.

Living Beneath Your Means

Finding ways to reduce costs means that you free up your income for more important things. Putting a stop to overspending helps you become more self-sufficient. For example, say there is a sale at the supermarket on something your family uses regularly.

Without a surplus of money, you won’t be able to take advantage of the discount by buying in bulk. At best, you purchase one or two items before leaving the store. When you live beneath your means, the money that you would have spent gives you the chance to improve your circumstances by taking advantages of sales.

Being Physically, Mentally, and Financially Prepared for Life’s Upsets

Resilience is among the most important traits that self-reliant people have. Working on your physical stamina, handling stress and emotions, and putting away money for the future are skills of every great prepper. Dedicate time to work on all areas of your life.

Learning Old-Fashioned Skills Such As Sewing, Knitting, and Canning

Self-reliance skills are trendy again. You can learn everything you need to know about sewing, knitting, and canning by watching videos online or searching for tutorials on the internet. You’ll be an expert at DIY and saving M-O-N-E-Y before you know it.

Enjoying a Simpler and Pared down Lifestyle

Start appreciating the little things because they really are the big things in life. The way your house smells when you bake homemade bread is one example. How your hands feel digging dirt and planting your herb garden is another.

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Da Vinci, Editor in Chief of Your Life After 25, has carved out her own position as a Realistic Optimist, and modern day Renaissance woman. Your Life After 25 is the women's magazine for all women, but we put a spin on things and also make sure to embrace life for ladies over 25. Whether you're 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 or older we have something for you! Your Life After 25 "Believe It Or Not, It Does Go On"
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