Self Sufficiency – Some Harsh Truths

the truth about self sufficiency

Want to live in a log cabin away from society and raise your own animals and vegetables? Want to escape the rat race and live free, wild and independent as our ancestors did? Dream about leaving your job in the city and moving to some idyllic country retreat surrounded by nature, where you can raise a family through your own hard work and determination in a traditional rural style? Well, many share the same dreams but I wonder how many are aware of the little difficulties strewn across the path to self-reliance by corporations and faceless bureaucrats. In this video I explain what you need to be self sufficient, and I also point out some of the hurdles you may face.
The world is currently going through a major upheaval, and many people who were until recently basically content with their lives are now starting to see that all is not well. They’re beginning to consider other options, and the lure of a self-reliant and independent lifestyle is a much healthier option than slaving away as a drone just to pay for a mortgage, HP on a car and a Netflix subscription. Having lived a basically self-reliant lifestyle for many years, and having kept a close eye on the dastardly doings of corporations, governments and other world organisations, I try to give some pointers on what to watch out for and what to expect en route to your dream.
Self sufficiency is doable, but it ain’t gonna be easy.

Published by Carpathian Adventure

My name is Edward O'Toole and I live in one of the wildest, most beautiful parts of Europe, in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Slovakia. Life is an adventure - both physically and metaphysically... I've been living out here for the last 22 years, along with my wife, 3 kids and Jack Russell. My main interests involve bushcraft, prepping, survival and wilderness living (self-sufficiency and self-reliance), ecological, green, smart and natural solutions, motorcycles and motorbike club life, writing and art (I have 7 published books), and exploring the paranormal. For more about my lifestyle, art and writing visit

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