Becoming sovereign is the ultimate goal for those looking to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle. Getting sovereign gives you an opportunity to go drastic Reduce your carbon footprint, make a difference in your community and live your preferred version of a sustainable lifestyle.
You don’t become sovereign overnight. Here is a helpful strategy to move forward step by step.
1. Decide what level of sustainability you want to achieve
There are several levels of sustainability and it is important that you begin your road to sovereignty by determining how far you want to go with your efforts. For example, live completely independent of the grid is a dream for many. However, you may feel more comfortable using a hybrid electric setup that uses mostly solar power. However, the grid is there if you need more electricity.
Ask yourself how far you want to take your sovereignty in the following categories:
- Electricity / electricity
- Waste (including trash, recycling and human waste)
- Any other area of life you can think of
Depending on your needs, you can be 100% or less confident for each category. For example, to become 100% confident with food, you need to grow your own vegetables, harvest rainwater to water your garden, and raise and slaughter your own meat.
If complete sovereignty in an area seems too much, identify what you are ready for. For example, you may find it easiest to grow most of your own vegetables and source the rest of your produce from local farmers. If you source locally, you are still living a sustainable lifestyle.
2. Create a sustainable waste management plan
Being fully sovereign means not relying on city garbage and recycling services. Are you ready or ready to go all in? If not, there are still small steps you can take to reduce your trash and recycle the output.
First, cut down on the amount of packaged items you buy from the store, including groceries and other goods. If you buy items that come in packages, see if you can reuse this packaging. For example there are many Opportunities to reuse rigid plastic containers. You can also shred and shred your plastic waste Use it as a filling for pillows.
To get sovereign when it comes to human waste, you have to get out of the city’s sewer system. This can be done by installing a sewage system that naturally composts or by using a composting toilet. The composting toilet is a cheaper option but requires more maintenance than a septic tank.
3. Obtain as much as you can on your own
There are only a handful of ways you can be completely confident with the food you eat. You can:
- Grow a vegetable garden and Save the excess food
- Hunt small and large game during the appropriate season (if you eat meat)
- Raise and butcher your own meat on your property
Growing a vegetable garden is the easiest way to get confident with food. All you need are basic gardening skills, a little knowledge, and the right mix of soil and additives like lime, azomite, and the right fertilizer.
When you eat meat, foraging for food has several advantages. For example, it is sustainable because you process your own meat and help control the population of the animals you hunt.
If you’ve never hunted before but are interested in getting started, you need to learn from a skilled hunter. Start by reading this Beginners guide to hunting and familiarize yourself with the various aspects of hunting. For example, you need to learn how to slaughter in the field and how to ensure your own safety and the safety of other hunters.
If you are unfamiliar with crossbows and firearms, the first thing you need to do is get a weapon for hunting, and then learn how to use it safely. In most states, you only need to be 18 to buy a shotgun or rifle. This is perfect as these are the preferred firearms for hunting. Provided you pass a background check, you can Get firearms for hunting and ammunition online.
If you’re more interested in a crossbow, be prepared for a little more training and experience before hunting. While it doesn’t take too long to learn how to hunt with a rifle, it can take a while to get the hang of using a bow.
4. Go offline as far as your comfort zone
How much off-grid life can you handle? Are you satisfied without running water? Can you manage without having electric light in your house?
Being sovereign without having to rely on the power grid isn’t as difficult as you think. For example, there are battery-operated floor lamps that look and feel like regular lamps. You can also get battery operated LED lights for your ceiling that turn on and off with a remote control.
If you don’t mind waiting for hot water, get a solar generator from an industry leader like energy It’s powerful enough to run most of your small and medium-sized devices. Use a bucket heater Immerse yourself in a 5 gallon bucket of water to heat the water for all of your needs such as bathing, washing dishes, and even showering.
Another cool device that makes life off the grid more convenient is this Joolca HOTTAP shower system. This system is battery operated and uses standard propane bottles to heat water when needed. The pump can be placed in a water tank or river for an endless supply of hot water.
5. Make the necessary sacrifices
By now you’ve probably at least reduced your consumption of plastic packaging and non-recyclable waste. For example, if you are like most people who care about sustainability, you will be selective about the brands you buy and support companies with sustainable production methods, sustainable packaging and fair treatment of animals raised for food.
Being selective with the companies that you support often means going without your favorite snacks and ready-made meals, and even Change the pet food that you buy. However, it’s always worth the sacrifice.
If you want to live a sovereign life, you have to make a few sacrifices. The good thing is that you can choose what sacrifices to make. For example, you could stop consuming cream in your coffee. If you don’t have dairy cows, this would be a huge step towards complete sovereignty. Or, you can choose to give up coffee altogether and drink herbal tea made from flowers that you grow in your garden.
The road to complete sovereignty is long – take it step by step
Your path to sovereignty will not be like anyone else’s. You will get there when you get there. Take your journey step by step and don’t try to force yourself to move all in until you are ready. Take small steps and you will be there in time.
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