Consider These Keys to Self-Sustainability

by John Murphy, Make 100 Healthy/REALTOR®

After everything we have been through the last few years, it is reasonable to think about providing for ourselves and our families without relying on the global supply chain.

In fact, self-sustainability is a hot topic on people’s minds these days. But what does this entail?

Primarily, it is preparing for an interruption in the food distribution network; it is being ready for prolonged shortages and empty shelves. It is stocking up on essentials and necessities we take for granted that will always be at our disposal. It is taking responsibility for having what is needed to survive and thrive.

Is this a gloom and doom prediction? Not really. But there are many who say there will be ongoing food shortages. There are plenty of “experts” who say we will face a shortage of eggs, meats and home supplies.

Inflation has skyrocketed. We are getting a lot less for a lot more money. We are at the point where we are starting to prioritize what is essential and what we can do without. Our world of overabundance is quickly becoming strained.

It is time to take matters into our own hands.

What can you do to become self-sustainable?

  • Grow food anywhere you can.
  • Save seeds.
  • Store an ample supply of drinking water.
  • Stock up on detergent, batteries, toilet paper and medicines.
  • Keep cash available in a safe place to use if needed.
  • Keep your body strong with exercise.

Everyone laughed at Noah when he built the ark on dry land … until it started to rain. Being prepared and able to sustain turbulent times is a smart and proactive way to ensure you and your family have what you need to take care of yourselves.

It is a way to insulate yourself against anything outside your direct control. Self-sustainability is something we all should strive for. It is how we survive in any situation. It is a way to give yourself the peace of mind to know you can withstand any challenge without relying on others for the essentials of a healthy life.

Isn’t it better to be safe than sorry? Yes, it is!