Is being self sufficient more relevant now because of global food shortage ?

Malaysia
June 24, 2008 7:18am CST
I always believed that it is always very important to be prepared for the worst. As a young boy, we were taught as boy scouts to "BE PREPARED". Perhaps now, more than ever it is very relevant to embrace the concepts of self sufficiency. There is a good ebook by Johyn Seymour titled, The complete Book of Self Sufficiency which is a good starting point because it gives the reader a very good background knowledge with hands on examples of what can be done to provide a self sufficient lifestyle. I would be very keen to share ideas with likeminded mylot members as I am currently building a self sufficient home at a remote location we call Eagle Plateau. Please feel free to comment and share your own good ideas so we can all benefit form the discussion. Btw, there is a link to download john seymour ebook for those who are interested.
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• United States
30 Jun 08
I always experienced a global food storage suria when I was back home so when I experienced it here its just ordinary only.Anyway save always for emergency is the best way.
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• Malaysia
13 Jul 08
Yes thats so true. I always hope for the best and prepare for the worst. But if we can network with likeminded friends who are interested in the same thing there are a lot of mutual benefits to share and experiment together. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.
@peavey (16866)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I believe in being prepared, too. There are too many variables not to. I've heard of that book, but don't remember if I read it or not! (Perils of old age) Where is the link to download it? I would love to be able to have a place in the country again, but we must do what we can where we are.
• Malaysia
13 Jul 08
Hi Peavey, Yes preparedness is a good thing especially right now when so many uncertainties are just going to lead to much confusion. The book is very useful as it deals with almost every aspects of your desires related to being self sufficient and independance. I am not sure if we are allowed to share download links here but I think if you can email me it would be better as I can give you the link without any problem at all. The book details what you can do if you even have a very small space available. The point is you can start to experience self sufficiency concepts immediately even if its just a desire to turn all of your kitchen wastes to a good quality compost which can and will support a healthy veggie garden for you and your family. Probably I will get the link placed in my website for your convenience but allow me some time to insert it. Good luck.