The rise of the pandemic early in 2020 meant that billions of people around the world had to change their lifestyles completely. Things that many people took for granted such as spending time with their family and friends, shopping trips, going out to bars and restaurants, and even a simple walk in the park were suddenly taken away. Even now, a year later, many people are unable to do the things they love without some sort of restriction. It’s understandable that you want to take as many preventative measures as possible to avoid catching the potentially deadly virus.
A great way of doing this is by becoming much more self sufficient. While you still may need to take a trip to the grocery store, you can dramatically reduce the amount of time you need to spend away from the safety of your own home. Want to know more? Here are some great tips on how to become more self sufficient during the pandemic.
Grow your own food.
You can dramatically reduce the number of times you need to visit a grocery store by growing your own food. If you’ve got a garden, why not grow some fruit and vegetables this year? Crops can be grown at different times of the year, and you can find out which vegetables will grow at this time of the year by looking online or following this handy link.
If you’ve got the space—and the patience—you may consider keeping livestock such as chicken and cows to provide you with eggs and milk on a regular basis. This takes time and effort, but is definitely worth it in the long run.
Protect your health.
A trip to the Doctors is the last thing you want right now, especially because of being around people that are potentially unwell with the virus. Take extra care of your health by taking daily multivitamins, exercising regularly, and avoiding harmful substances such as tobacco and alcohol. You should even take care of your eyesight, hearing, and oral hygiene to avoid an unnecessary trip away from home. Brushing and flossing regularly, wearing your glasses when you need to, and protecting your hearing using hunter hearing protection when around loud noises will help reduce the need.
Self sufficiency can also save you a lot of money, and with the economy in such despair, it’s definitely something you should be trying to do. Collect rainwater using water butts in your garden, and use your collected water for your plants rather than racking up a huge water bill from using your hose.
Install solar panels.
Finally, solar panels can save you so much money, and they’re extremely environmentally friendly! While they might be a large investment, they usually pay for themselves within a year with the money they can save you, not to mention the impact you’re having on the environment.
Try becoming more self-sufficient to avoid the virus, protect your health, and save lots of money with these great tips.
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