Declare YOUR OWN independence

power_of_choiceAs we celebrate the 233rd year of our country’s independence, consider declaring YOUR OWN independence too.  What do I mean?  I’m talking about declaring that you will no longer be dependent on our government or your job for you existence and identity.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you don’t need a job or our government.  But I urge you to become less dependent on them.  Only then are you truly a modern survivalist and truly free.

What would you do if you lost the primary income earner in your household?  Perhaps you’re already in that situation?  What would you do if a regional weather disaster hit your area and you had to evacuate for a few days or a week?  Something as simple as losing power to your home for a few days can be disastrous if you don’t have a plan.

What if you were asked to evacuate and you were given 30 minutes to get you and your family out of your home?  Do you have and emergency bag?  Do you have a pre-set place to go?

Think about these things and “declare your own independence” today as well.  Stay tuned to this website and our forum for more info daily.

Happy Birthday America and welcome to a new way of life for you and your family!

Please comment and also consider joining our forum of like minded people discussing great ideas!  See Todays Survival Forum in the the “links” on this webpage.

Bob Mayne

Todays Survival Host

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How to begin a more self sufficient lifestyle…where to start?


Lets take a look at the typical lifestyle today. Our lifestyle in America commonly is centered around taking care of the things that are urgent, and we have no time left over to take care of the things that are important. This leads to an unsustainable cycle of “chronic crisis” . This is a foundational place to start making a change before we move on to the larger crisis that are largely out of our control . However, this is just a symptom of a larger problem. Lets take a look.

Living beyond our means:
Living beyond our means is usually associated with finance but it affects every area of our life. Lets take, for example, our time. ” I just never have enough time!” is something we think to ourselves quite often. Lets pretend that we could invent a machine that would create more time for us to take care of the important things in life. What if we could press a button and create time to get the rest that our bodies need, time to nurture our children , and time to contemplate our life and plan for our future. We could plant a garden, get to know our neighbors, build community. Think of the impact that would have on not just our lives, but the lives of our families, our nation, our world. With the reduced stress, many of our heath care problems would be solved , perhaps crime would drop. It would be a revolution!

But we have forgotten one detail. “The power of choice.”

Strangely enough, this revolution has come and gone, and though many things are better, the things I described above are in large part, worse. The industrial revolution gave us the automobile ,so we could save time traveling, the washing machine ,so we did not have to spend time cleaning each garment by hand, and the microwave oven gives us time at the push of a button. We have the cellular phone , the computer and the internet. The list goes on and on. All these things were created to free up our time, yet we, as a whole, are busier and more stressed than we were 100 years ago . We have filled up all this additional time with things that don’t improve our health, don’t improve our families or communities and don’t add to what is truly valuable in our lives.

How do you eat an elephant?
We did not get to this point in our society overnight and we will not change overnight. Evaluate what is really important to you. Make small changes and do it slowly . Learn to say no . Start letting go of things that drain your time and money. Live within your means . Build up margins and surpluses in your time and money. Take care of yourself first, so that you have the resources to take care of others. Invest in the right people, so that you can mutually support each other. But most of all, invest in you! Build on this foundation , and then you can start to prepare for the situations that are out of your control. The first steps are changes in your mind, and then the choices you make. Soon , you will be able to harness the power of choice! And the answer to the question of how do you eat an elephant . it’s simple, one bite at a time!

Randy Croft

Co Founder

“Helping you “Harness The Power of Choice” to live the life YOU want.

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