Being successfully self-sufficient is an ideal that has been pursued for decades with more people than ever now trying conspicuous consumerism, AKA living with less. It’s no secret that the cost of living is rising at an astonishing pace. Inflation is mainly to blame, and it can be difficult for many people whose wages don’t stretch to match the constant rise in price. It is for this reason that more of us than ever are choosing to be successfully self-sufficient. So what does this term mean? Self-sufficiency is all about relying on yourself alone to provide you with the means you need to live – be it food, energy, entertainment or a mixture of all three (plus a few more). How self-sufficient you can be, depends on a few different factors, such as where you live and how much time you have to devote to the cause. But if you ever wanted to get off the consumer wagon and live in a more sustainable way, here are some tips that can help you do just that.