Urban Survivalism: Learning How to be Self-Sufficient in Case of a Food Crisis
Instead of looking at the new impetus to grow your own organic food as a drudgery, as made almost 100% necessary by the shenanigans of GMO corporatism, urban survivalists are looking at creative ways to embrace self-sufficiency, especially when it comes to the food supply.
The Importance of Starting Your Own Garden, Learning Survival Skills
It would be romantic if we could all live on small farms, Little-House-on-the-Prairie-style, but the bottom line is that rural communities are not the only ones with healthy food needs, and the world has far too many people in it to discount urban survivalist tactics. Planting a new type of ‘Victory’ garden, made popular during WWI and WWII, many people are utilizing small-scale agriculture, planting in neighborhoods, plant boxes, indoor green houses, windows, patios, etc. with amazing variety and creativity to supply non-GMO food to their families. The Russians are using small-scale, organic farming for food sustainability, so why can’t we?
Seed saving, seed swaps and aquaponics are also shaping the urban survivalist canvas as people plant vertical gardens in small spaces and learn about companion gardening to increase yield. Many people can augment their grocery produce with patio gardens, and an entire family can be fed with just 1/5 of an acre.
Restoring local ecosystems with edible gardens and planting regenerative landscapes, even on small scale, can ripple out like a pebble thrown on a lake’s surface to ensure that rich, unpolluted soil, and unaltered seeds nourish unbastardized crops that can flourish for generations to come in every corner of the planet.
Still others are taking their survivalist skills a step further, and learning how to clean water, create shelter, and start fires should they need to live outdoors if there ever was a full-fledged food crisis along with a monetary collapse. Building on the skills Boy Scouts are taught when they are young, urban survivalists, both male and female, young and old, are experimenting with creating their own food supplies in light of political and corporate fraud carried out on the people of numerous countries, via GMO food crops, strangling water supplies, and dumping toxic oil and other contaminants into our environment.
It is up to you to decide if survivalist skills need to start with planting an herb garden in your own high rise in a large city or going on a full retreat to learn how to set up your own aquaponics system and chicken coop.
Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.