The Economy is Collapsing! Is It Time to Become More Self-Sufficient?

The last 2 years have been a challenge to say the least. War in Russia, inflation, supply shortages, pandemic, etc. Can things get any worse? How do we prepare and protect ourselves? There are 2 things we must consider going forward: living off the grid and becoming our own central banks.

The key is to become as self-sufficient as possible. The less you rely on the powers that be, the greater your ability to sustain yourself without assistance. In addition, they won’t be able to coerce you to do things you don’t want to do. Here are a few ways to become self-sufficient and live off the grid.

Living Off the Grid Tips

Living off the grid simply means not needing assistance from others (i.e., the government) to live your life. Top things needed to live off the grid include the following:

#1. Planting Your Own Food

Start growing your own food for self-reliance.
Start growing your own food for self-reliance.

The more food you can grow, the less you’ll be affected by rising prices and supply shortages. Popular foods to grow include the following:

  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Greens
  • Spices
  • Peas
  • Squash

In addition, stock up on food and other essential items:

  • Water
  • Canned foods (soup, meat, tuna, spam, etc.)
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Pasta
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Yeast
  • Toilet paper
  • Medications
  • Toiletries
  • Security

Learning how to can your own food is wise as well. This will allow you to preserve your food for much longer than typical shelf dates.

Saving your food is key. In addition to canning, consider getting alternative energy sources to keep your food warm (or cold). These include sternos, propane tanks and solar power generators. This way, if your power is shut off for whatever reason, you still have power.

#2. Become Your Own Central Bank

The mandatory jab put a lot of people in a serious bind. They may not have wanted to get vaccinated but did anyway because they needed the money to pay their bills. This makes having multiple streams of income and passive income critical for financial freedom.

By having multiple income sources, you decrease your reliance on one source, which can also free you from doing things you may be uncomfortable doing, like working for a company that requires vaccinations. In addition, having multiple income streams could allow a person to retire early, or give them the time to do things they want to do, instead of working at a job for years they do not like.

The average millionaire has 7 income streams, with many of them being passive income. Here are a few popular income streams:

  • Dividends (stocks, mutual funds, REITS, etc.)
  • Monetized websites and social media
  • Rental property
  • Vending machines
  • Book sales
  • Franchises

The more income streams you have, the better. Here is more information on passive income.

#3. Invest in Precious Metals

In addition to multiple streams of income and passive income, having “real money” is key. This includes gold, silver, and cryptocurrency.

There are several key reasons to have money outside the system. One key reason is the trucker convoy in Canada. In an effort to stop the convoy protest, the truckers who participated and anyone who contributed to the protest had their bank accounts frozen:

Derek Brouwer, a Canadian truck driver who attended the “Freedom Convoy” in Ottawa, said his bank accounts have been frozen and his truck was seized due to his involvement in the protest. 

On “America’s Newsroom” Monday, Brouwer said his personal bank account, his trucking account and a third unrelated business account were all frozen over the weekend. He also doesn’t know where his truck is or what happened to it.

Read the story HERE.

Russia has been the victim of frozen assets as well, seeing their assets frozen of both their banks and Russian citizens:

OTTAWA — The federal government is working with G7 allies to craft new legislation that would allow for not just the freezing of sanctioned Russian assets but seizing them on behalf of Ukrainian war victims.

Read the article HERE.

WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a mostly symbolic bill urging President Joe Biden to sell the frozen luxury assets of Russian oligarchs hit with sanctions and use the funds to provide additional military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

Read the article HERE.

This is just 2 reasons to have assets outside the existing monetary system. Gold and silver have been used as money for thousands of years and have never gone to zero. In addition, the purchasing power of the dollar has diminished greatly due to inflation and excessive money printing. Another major concern is the possibility of the US dollar losing its world reserve currency status.

Read more about precious metals HERE.

Each of these factors increase the urgency of looking to diversify your assets. To order gold and silver, visit

#4. Own Your Home

Rents across the country have skyrocketed. More than ever, it’s more important than ever to own your own home outright. By owning your own home, you don’t have to worry about increasing rents or threats of bank foreclosures. This is an important component of getting off the grid.

As discussed previously, work on getting alternative sources of power. Both gas generators and solar generators can be used to power your home. One strategy is to have one of each. Use the solar generator primarily and the gas generator for emergencies or as a backup.

Call To Action

By owning your home, planting food and generating multiple streams of income, you greatly diminish your need or reliance for government assistance. In addition, you won’t be pressured to comply to government mandates or sanctions.

Many people are unaware of what’s going on and aren’t preparing. This is a mistake. Today is the day you make concerted efforts to live off the grid. Make every effort to learn everything you can about prepping and items you’ll need to become self-reliant.

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