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Subsistence Living

Subsistence Living

Living a subsistence lifestyle encourages independence and ability to survive

Subsistence living is defined as living off of what you yourself can grow and make by taking only what you need from the land. Subsistence gardening and subsistence farming are ways that you can do this. By growing your own food you are no longer relying on the mass markets and vast retail networks of the world.

Some of the reasons for learning the art of living a subsistence lifestyle are similar to those scenarios so popular in modern disaster movies and books. The apocalyptic view portrayed in those describes what we are doing to ourselves. Through global warming or nuclear technology, we are tearing ourselves and our planet apart piece by piece.

Of course there are more reasons to explain why many people are starting to learn about subsistence living. Often there are too many possible scenarios that could lead to a real TEOTWAWKI and learning now how to provide for your family’s needs is just one aspect of preparedness.

By learning about subsistence living, you do not have to worry, should some cataclysmic event occur, that you would be able to feed yourself. Learning how to be a subsistence farmer could save you as well as your friends and family should something go wrong with the world. If or when the mass transportation system breaks down, you may be able to take care of yourself as well as teach others how to do the same.

The subsistence lifestyle is not easy, and it requires hard work and learning to successfully live free of modern economic traps; perhaps even practicing off-grid reliance. It is an important thing to know, however, so that you can not only save money now, but be prepared in the event of a governmental, economical or environmental breakdown.

We know that we are messing with the world on a global scale, but are you ready for when there is no more fuel, roads, or other conveniences? Learning now how you can start living a subsistence lifestyle can be one of the most important things that you can do before we experience the result of peak oil or other natural or manmade disasters. Do yourself a favor take the time to teach your family and friends as well how to be as self-sufficient as possible.

Additional Information

Preparedness Books - Suggestions for building your own survival library

Subsistence Living - Living in a way now that will help you survive whatever comes.

Survival Homestead - Turn your country retreat into your "survival" retreat.

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