Buying the perfect homesteading property, planting rows and rows or crops, and purchasing long term storage food as a part of a backup plan is a good start to becoming more self-reliant, but those preps alone will not ensure success or long-term survival.Living off the grid or making the decision to live more self-reliant existence in a rural area takes planning, lots and lots of planning. As with all things worth doing, embarking on a self-reliant lifestyle should start with a solid foundation, and some homework. The best self-reliance tips involve both research and education. Developing a plan that suits your family’s needs is crucial to both successful implementation and survival.
Know how to use and fix what you buy. Spending a lot of money on necessary survival items will not provide the expected benefits if the family does not learn how to use them, continually practicing with them, and keeping them in perfect working order. When the lights go out is not the time to open a box and begin reading the directions by candlelight.
Developing a more self- reliant existence will most likely improve your overall physical and mental health. Teaching children how to prep offers a multitude of fun family excursions and quality time outdoors. Do not approach the creation of a self-reliance lifestyle on a rigid time frame, but as a long-term goal with many adaptations required along the way. Develop realistic goals and celebrate those successes as a family. Click here to read more of the homesteading tips for beginners report.